Leicester host Watford in first leg of play-off semi-final

Leicester City's Anthony Knockaert (left) and Matty James (2nd right) celebrate as the final whistle blows against Nottingham Forest
Leicester City's Anthony Knockaert (left) and Matty James (2nd right) celebrate as the final whistle blows against Nottingham Forest Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Leicester take on Watford tonight in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final at the King Power Stadium.

Defender Paul Konchesky is expected to be fit for the game after he missed the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest that confirmed Leicester's place in the play-offs over their East Midlands' rivals.

Watford missed out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season. Their goalkeeper Manual Almunia will undergo a late fitness test.

The second leg is at Watford's Vicarage Road on Sunday and the winner of the tie will face either Brighton or Crystal Palace at Wembley for a place in next season's Premier League.

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