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Barnsley vs Leicester City

Walkers Stadium, February 5, 3pm

THIS season threatened to be a disaster for Leicester when Nigel Pearson opted to move to Hull rather than continue his rebuilding job. And when Paolo Souza could only guide them down to the foot of the Championship in his first few months, the signs were not good.

But the arrival of Thai investors willing to splash the cash has boosted hopes of a play off place.

In came Sven and a raft of expensive signings but form remains inconsistent.

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LEICESTER’S cash injection has allowed them to make some notable signings.

But the loan acquisition of powerful Everton strike Yakubu is the pick of the bunch.

Two goals in his first two games for the Foxes suggests the considerable investment from the club’s owners could bear fruit.

After 36 goals in 80 appearances for Portsmouth, the Nigeria international switched to Middlesbrough for £7.5m and produced a similar scoring ratio.

Everton paid £11.5m for his services in 2007 but he has fallen out of favour recently.