Leicester bullish about quarter-final prospects against Manchester City

• Manuel Pellegrini to field a weakened team
• Joe Hart will start for Manchester City

Leicester City believe they can knock Manchester City out at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening. Nigel Pearson's team are third in the Championship, a point from the automatic promotion places, with a side that includes Kasper Schmeichel, Paul Konchesky and David Nugent, all with top-flight experience.

Liam Moore, the central defender, said: "I thoroughly believe we can beat them. We're definitely not going into the game thinking that we're not going to get anything from it. We've got to see it as another game. It's a great fixture for the fans and a great fixture on Tuesday before another game at Queens Park Rangers [the leaders]. These are what players look forward to – two top-of-the-league clashes and a massive cup draw. You saw the commitment of the players [in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Burnley] going forward and defending, that will be 100% the same on Tuesday. We'll give them everything we've got. If they bring their 'A' game and we do and they manage to win, then we'll hold our hands up. If I play, then I'll be giving nothing less than 100%."

Manuel Pellegrini will be without Sergio Agüero, Matija Nastasic and Micah Richards due to injuries and Joe Hart will play in a weakened team. "I think it is an important cup," the manager said. "That is why we try from the beginningto play from the beginning with a good team. If we win and the other important teams do it also, maybe the semi-finals could be with important teams. We hope we can continue with this cup and always a final in Wembley is important."

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