Leicester injury news: Timothy Castagne’s return date

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Leicester City’s Belgian defender Timothy Castagne (C) (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers gives Foxes fans some great injury news as Timothy Castagne has been given a general return date.

Leicester will only need ‘big Wes’ and ‘little Wes’ – Morgan and Fofana – available to have a full set of defenders, after the Belgian is labelled fit once again. Castagne needs to make a well-timed comeback – and soon, complimented by impressive play.

This is due to the incredible performances from James Justin anywhere on the pitch, as well as the reemergence of Ricardo Pereira at right-back or right-wingback.

Castagne has shown his quality in the role, again, on either side of the defending line; which now holds such importance in the modern game with the contemporary attacking influence. Yet, the Englishman and the Portuguese are exceptional teammates and rivals for the positions.

Leicester City defender back soon

According to Brendan Rodgers, it won’t be long until the Foxes welcome back the Belgium international:

“[Castagne] is probably another week to 10 days away. He’s obviously been working well with the medical team, but he’s still a little bit of time away.”

Via lcfc.com

By our calculations that means that the 25-year-old may be ready for the game versus Slavia Prague in the Europa League, but not against Liverpool in the Premier League.

Foxes of Leicester have another couple of pieces of information along with our usual insight now, as a player currently plying his trade in the Scottish Premier League actually, reportedly, rejected a call from the Foxes during last month’s transfer window.

January witnessed the east Midlands side sign no fresh faces; something certain members of the Blue Army have struggled to comprehend. Now it is claimed Rodgers’ Recruitment team were knocked back by Dundee United’s 17 year old Lewis Neilson.

A £500,000 bid from Leicester was supposedly accepted in January, claims The Sun on Sunday. Yet the highly-rated Tannadice defender opted to remain north of the English border, preferring more assured first team football.