Rodgers aims to repay trust shown by Leicester owners

Leicester City's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Leicester City’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers claims he is aiming to repay the trust shown in him by the Foxes ownership after reports suggested he was nearing the sack due to a terrible run of results.

The Nottingham Forest game should have been the turning point for Leicester, they said. If you disregard the Bournemouth loss, the Forest demolition job may still be the match that ignited a realistic and respectable LCFC campaign. Relegation must be avoided at any cost, that much we can all agree on.

You see, since the Cherries disappointment, there has been another Leicester draw and subsequently victory, versus Crystal Palace and Leeds United respectively. Both fixtures took place at King Power Stadium, which may have buoyed the team in Blue. Nevertheless, Rodgers may just be making strides, dare I utter that sentiment.

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To be frank, most of in the Blue Army were of the opinion that the former Swansea City and Liverpool boss’s time on Filbert Way would have ended by now. I’m not a Rodgers supporter, but fair play to him for the staying power. In addition, the gaffer wants to repay his superiors for the faith shown in him:

"“I’m in a great club here that have given me a great opportunity and in a tough spell, they have trusted me, they have supported me and I aim to pay them back.”Leicestershire Live"

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Prior to the Wolves contest, Rodgers’ creature of habit lineup was revealed. Unfortunately for Dennis Praet, he was predictably left out of the team. While James Maddison simply must return to the side, and duly did, there really was no need to omit the Belgian. Praet was marvellous versus Leeds and deserved his spot.

A balance obviously needed to be struck, so the Northern Irishman’s choices were far from unfair, or even unreasonable. Yet there was room for the Belgium international: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has seemed tired – or gassed, as they like to say – and inconsistent of late so could’ve been rested.

In fact, in that scenario, Praet would be returning to his favoured midfield position as opposed to playing wide right where ‘Madders’ will start. Otherwise, I think Rodgers got it fairly right; Daniel Amartey worries me still, as does Danny Ward. The east Midlanders’ setup is as such:

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Ward; James Justin, Wout Faes, Amartey, Timothy Castagne; Boubakary Soumare, Youri Tielemans; Dewsbury-Hall; Harvey Barnes, Maddison; Patson Daka.