Football - Vardy misses Den trip

Leicester begin 2014 top of the Championship table but will travel to Millwall without the suspended Jamie Vardy.

Vardy received his fifth yellow card of the season during Sunday's thrilling 5-3 home victory over Bolton and he will serve a one-match ban at The Den on New Year's Day.

It remains to be seen whether fellow striker Chris Wood will recover from the hamstring injury that has kept him out recently so either Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Martyn Waghorn or Jeff Schlupp are likely to be recalled to partner leading scorer David Nugent - if City manager Nigel Pearson opts to play two up front against the Lions.

Dean Hammond, Andy King, Ignasi Miquel and Marcin Wasilewski are also options for Pearson should he wish to changes things defensively or in midfield.