Leicester: Injury updates on Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu

Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City (Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City (Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City (Photo by Nick Potts – Pool/Getty Images) /

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has provided an injury update and possible return date for Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu.

During his pre-match press conference before Leicester City take on Manchester United in the Premier League’s bumper Boxing Day fixture list, Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers spoke about Leicester’s new state-of-the-art training complex in Seagrave, north Leicestershire.

Rodgers said the £100 million facility is world-class and will be a step up for the players. In addition to a multitude of training pitches and a 500-seater Development team stadium, the ground has living quarters and modern recovery technology.

Not to mention a nine-hole golf course; which the boss kindly suggested chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha should be allowed to have the maiden tee-off from.

Fitness update for Leicester City

Furthermore, Rodgers revealed that the matchday squad for the Red Devils game would be roughly the same as the one for the successful trip to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Most noteworthy from the presser was the news that Caglar Soyuncu could feature versus United, as per Leicestershire Live. Rodgers said the Turk may play, but if not, Soyuncu will be ready for Monday’s Crystal Palace encounter. If Soyuncu is available on Saturday, he is likely to be a substitute, in Foxes of Leicester’s view.

Sadly, Ricardo Pereira is unavailable. He’s still “a period of time away”, according to Rodgers.

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Following the United clash, Leicester have a winnable run of upcoming games, often an issue for the contemporary Leicester: Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, then Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, followed by Southampton at King Power Stadium. While two of those fixtures in particular are more difficult, the Foxes should be aiming for seven points from a possible nine.