Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Foxes to show Poppies support in friendly

Leicester City have confirmed that they will visit Kettering Town to play a friendly fixture in support of the ailing club.

The Poppies have been hit with waves of financial woe, culminating in the loss of their Rockingham Road ground and move to Nene Park, former home to their arch rivals Rushden & Diamonds who themselves folded following money troubles.

The Poppies will host the Foxes next Wednesday, 28th March (kick-off 19:45) with entry by donation to the Northamptonshire club's coffers.

The two clubs have a history of facing each other in pre-season games, with City victorious on their last meeting at the final game to be hosted at Rockingham Road. Leicester are unlikely to field a full-strength team as the game follows their fixture against Nottingham Forest, although a mixture of fringe players and young talent are in the frame.

Meanwhile, former skipper Matt Oakley has left the King Power Stadium by mutual consent. Oakley has failed to make an impact this season and has spent a large part of 2012 on loan.

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