Ricardo, Soyuncu, Ndidi set to play for Leicester this week

Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /
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Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

Telegraph Sport journalist John Percy has indicated that three injured Leicester City stars will likely play versus Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League.

According to respected Midlands football writer, Percy, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says Ricardo could be back for Thursday’s UEL clash against Luhansk, after eight months plus on the sidelines.

The right-back’s imminent return has been much discussed amongst Foxes fans, along with media experts and pundits. Over the past few weeks or so, Rodgers has extended the date slightly for the Portuguese man’s restart; essentially Ricardo wasn’t rushed to avoid injury or reoccurrence problems that could develop.

Ricardo suffered cruciate ligament damage earlier in the year, just as the coronavirus pandemic was about to unfold. The journalist correctly notes that the Fox is particularly “highly regarded” on Filbert Way. Not to mention his unavailability being key in Leicester failing to qualify for the Champions League tournament last season.

Though, hopefully, the faithful will see the athlete, who turned 27 in October, back in action this coming week.

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In addition to talking about the Portugal international’s comeback, Percy also spoke about two other missing, starting players – Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi. Both of whom may also feature versus the Ukrainians.

Soyuncu has been out for the longest from the pair after an abductor tear. He has been missed by the team, yet 19 year old recent signing Wesley Fofana has filled the gap wonderfully, overall.

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Ndidi apparently had the exact same issue as the Turkish defender. His absence was equally well dealt with by the manager, whose faith in Papy Mendy was rewarded in full. Mendy has become somewhat of a favourite with the Blue Army in the meantime. Well, with Foxes of Leicester at least, after the Frenchman’s generally superb displays.