Would O'Hare fit the Foxes squad nicely? Yes, I think his talents would be slightly unique in the team. Unfortunately LCFC reporter Jordan Blackwell believes Coventry may be reluctant to sell to Leicester; the Sky Blues want the attacking midfielder to sign a new deal. Yet Blackwell also provided more information on the matter:
"O'Hare, I think that would be much more difficult to do this month. Coventry are still hoping to tie him down to a new contract but if he indicates he doesn't want to sign it, they may sell him this month. However, if there are multiple clubs interested, I just feel like City will be bottom of the list for who Coventry would consider selling to.
Now, in the summer, when he's available on a free transfer, if City are in the Premier League, then that feels more plausible to me. Coventry won't get a say at that point and O'Hare will be free to choose where he wants to go."
Leicester City buoyed by return of increasingly influential player
Leicester now have more firepower potentially available. Zambia's African Cup of Nations Group Stage loss to Morocco means they have been eliminated from the competition; the Moroccans were, of course, World Cup semifinalists and are an emerging force in global football.
Anyway, Patson Daka is winging his way back to King Power Stadium, thankfully for the club. The striker's arrival will hopefully provide a lift for the LCFC side following relinquishing two points versus promotion rivals Ipswich Town. At present, it is unknown if Daka will feature in the Birmingham contest.
OK, so we now know that there is a positive omen in attack ahead of the cup clash. Not to mention Leicester's decent record in general from their last five games: three wins, one defeat and a draw. While Birmingham lost one, as well as drawing and winning two pairs of matches. But how have the Foxes fared against the Blues in recent meetings? Over four previous outings, LCFC have defeated BCFC on every occasion.