Claude Puel says skipper Wes Morgan could return to the squad for this week’s Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round tie with Sheffield United.

– Claude Puel provides an update on the fitness of Wes Morgan and Shinji Okazaki prior to Friday’s clash with Sheffield United
– Morgan could return to the matchday squad, while Okazaki will miss out, confirmed Puel
– City host the Blades at King Power Stadium in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup (7:45pm kick-off)

The Foxes host Chris Wilder’s men at King Power Stadium on Friday evening (7:45pm kick-off) and Puel delivered some welcome team news prior to the game during his pre-match press conference.

The Frenchman revealed that while Shinji Okazaki will miss out due to a knee problem, there is potential for Morgan to return to the matchday squad.

City’s No.5 has not featured since being withdraw early on during the 3-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town on New Year’s Day after picking up a hamstring problem.

Puel said: “For Okazaki, he won’t be available. It’s too early. Morgan can perhaps come back in the squad.

“Just Okazaki is not available for this game. All the squad is ready.”