Leicester injury news: Evans and Ricardo return dates
Foxes of Leicester detail and discuss Leicester City injury news ahead of the Everton game. This includes Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira return dates.
Before the break for the World Cup, the King Power club have three matches remaining: the Toffees followed by West Ham United in the Premier League, and a League Cup clash with Newport County. Doing well prior to the break still feels essential for the Foxes.
Following an awful start to their campaign, Leicester’s fortunes appear to be changing. There are some positives of note, one of which is seemingly set-piece coach Lars Knudsen’s introduction. Brendan Rodgers’ outfit had become a laughing stock amidst a terrible record of conceding from free-kicks and, crucially, corners. Since Knudsen arrived they are not shipping as many.
Interestingly, that favourable development occurred while some important defensive personnel were unavailable, chiefly Jonny Evans. Meanwhile, rightback and occasional rightwinger Ricardo Pereira has been absent for a decent stretch now.
Though, at his pre-match press conference, Rodgers gave fresh details on the missing pair. Evans remains a doubt for the match on Merseyside, but will definitely return for the cup in midweek. Happily, the Blue Army won’t have to wait too much longer to see Ricardo again as the Portuguese could be fit by January, suggests the head coach.
Other topics discussed by Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers at presser
The World Cup was indeed spoken of whilst the Northern Irishman updated reporters of his squad’s health, as well as additional matters. Rodgers said that it’ll be a mixed period for his LCFC athletes because not all of the senior roster shall be in Qatar.
The manager divulged information with respect to what remaining Foxes athletes can expect: some practice games along with a training camp. This way, says the 49-year-old, the XI have further chance of “firing” come Boxing Day.
Another aspect of life at the east Midlands team was discussed: the dreaded relegation zone. Rodgers was asked of the psychology impact, if any, of being one of the bottom three clubs during the English top-flight hiatus. In reply, the former Liverpool gaffer declared that if his men are in that position in the table, it could play on their minds for six weeks. Although, he states that the plan is not to be one of the last placed trio.