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29/04/2005

Dabizas back for Foxes

Leicester defender Nikos Dabizas is available for selection at home to Leeds.

Dabizas has completed a two-game suspension and should be named in Craig Levein's 16-man squad.

Striker Mark de Vries (groin), Lee Morris (knee) and Nathan Blake (hamstring) will play no part against Kevin Blackwell's men.

Leeds skipper Paul Butler will not be risked for the club's final two matches of the season.

Butler has not played since suffering concussion in a 4-0 loss to Sheffield United at Elland Road on 5 April following a collision with goalkeeper Neil Sullivan.

Whites boss Kevin Blackwell said: "Paul still isn't 100%. He's still suffering with headaches and I'm not willing to risk him again by throwing him straight back in."

Blackwell is also without teenager Simon Walton due to a hamstring injury that rules him out of Sunday's game and the final-day clash at home to Rotherham.

Midfielder Shaun Derry serves the second game of a three-match ban, while David Healy continues to struggle with an ankle injury.

Seth Johnson is also unavailable as his next appearance will be his 60th for Leeds and the Whites are looking to avoid paying former club Derby a 250,000 clause that was in the original deal.


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232 Appearances in England (175 for Newcastle United, 18 for Leicester in the Premier League and 39 for Leicester in the Championship). Total League-Cup-Europe appearances 550. National Team appearances 70. Goals total 40.