MORTEN Gamst Pedersen returns to the starting line up for Blackburn Rovers' Championship trip to Leicester City this evening.

Pedersen replaces the injured Colin Kazim-Richards on on the left, with Michael Appleton naming an otherwise unchanged team from the one that drew with Leeds on Saturday.

Rovers go into this evening's clash seven points adrift of the play-off places, with many of their rivals not in action until the weekend.

ROVERS: Kean, Orr, Dann, Hanley, Rekik, Bentley, Lowe, Murphy, Pedersen, Rhodes, Campbell

SUBS: Sandomierski, Givet, Olsson, Gomes, Morris, Goodwillie, Henley

LEICESTER: Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, Danny Drinkwater, Wes Morgan, Ben Marshall, Andy King, Michael Keane, Anthony Knockhaert, Harry Kane, Chris Wood

SUBS: Zak Whitbread, Jamie Vardy, Lloyd Dyer, Conrad Logan, Martyn Waghorn, Paul Gallagher, Richie Wellens