Leicester 1-0 Birmingham: Foxes into FA Cup quarter-finals

Leicester 1-0 Birmingham: Foxes into FA Cup quarter-finals

Investment in players and the recruitment of key staff such as boss Brendan Rodgers have been coupled with investment in a new training ground an plans to extend the King Power Stadium resulted in the overall pre-tax loss.

Leicester, though, will actually head into the matchup in search of a bounce-back performance.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers sees Wednesday's fifth round tie against Birmingham City as an opportunity to progress in the Emirates FA Cup, but warned of the Blues' quality.

Lukas Jutkiewicz is likely to lead the line for the travelling Birmingham and could prove to be a handful for the Leicester City backline.

With Jamie Vardy absent for the second successive game with a calf injury, Leicester were struggling to create chances and it was not until the 39th minute that they tested Birmingham goalkeeper Lee Camp for the first time.

One positive which came from the defeat on Friday night was the return of lynchpin Wilfred Ndidi.

Birmingham will be without Jacques Maghoma and Josh McEachran for the short trip to the East Midlands with the duo both out injured.

Former St Patrick's Athletic defender Ryan Burke was on the bench for Birmingham but the 19-year-old didn't get off the bench for what would have been his senior debut.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi (Tielemens 60), Gray (Barnes 66), Praet, Maddison (Choudhury 84), Albrighton, Iheanacho.

Birmingham City: Camp; Colin, Dean, Roberts, Pedersen; Crowley, Gardner, Sunjic, Montero; Hogan, Jutkiewicz.

"This period until the end of the season is about unity".

The hosts enjoyed a lot of the ball but their possession-based game often lacked intensity and urgency, particularly in the first half, against a well organised Birmingham defensive unit.

"We have to learn from that and that is the mentality you need to play in the position of the table you want to be in".

Clotet said: "It is going to be very tough - they are one of the best teams in the Premier League at the moment, but it's going to be an FA Cup game".

"But obviously we know the level we are playing against".

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