Leicester injury round-up: the latest before Man City game

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Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Images)

Foxes of Leicester provides you with the latest Leicester City injury news before the Foxes meet Manchester City in a vital Premier League game.

Brendan Rodgers has navigated a host of injury concerns masterly at Leicester this season. Another apparent string to an eclectic managerial bow exhibited by the Northern Irishman in 2020/21. Accompanying his already obvious strengths: man management, pre-match planning with regards to stratagems, a keen eye for exceptional talent to then be developed in the senior side.

Coping with the mass of fitness problems, with many of his significant players out at various and the same time, is possibly Rodgers’ most notable achievement this campaign. Arguably even more so than defeating all current big-six opposition managers – a staggering feat for a club and city the size of Leicester. The fight in the dog, not the dog in the fight, as it were.

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With an FA Cup semi-final to win and a Champions League place to secure, the boss has his work cut out for him. However, boosting the team’s chances of a successful campaign – this term is already prosperous for the east Midlands outfit’s evolution, regardless of the outcome this season, as FoL sees it – are a number of returning players who have been sidelined.

Ayoze Perez and Ricardo Pereira have made recent comebacks, and are now joined by Dennis Praet. However, Harvey Barnes, James Justin and Wes Morgan remain out, as per Leicestershire Live. But Cengiz Under should be available for the Manchester City match. According to lcfc.com, another crucial man will return, too:

“He [James Maddison] was out on the field today and he looked very, very good.

“We’re hopeful that, if he can have a good couple of weeks during the international break, he could be close when we get back. He just looked like he had his confidence back.”

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