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Brendan Rodgers confirms huge squad boost as multiple return to training for Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers confirms huge squad boost as multiple return to training for Leicester City

Rodgers confirms massive squad boost ahead of Burnley trip

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will be thankful for a bit of reprieve in the days and weeks ahead as the Foxes look set to receive a massive boost to the squad at the King Power Stadium.

As cited by injury analyst Ben Dinnery, Rodgers is expecting up to five players to come back into the fold after the thin nature of the Leicester squad was ruthlessly exposed this season through a combination of factors;

“Patson Daka, Luke Thomas, Caglar Soyuncu, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, and James Justin, which is great news, maybe not to start, but he’s back into the squad again.”

Brendan Rodgers confirms huge squad boost as multiple return to training for Leicester City

Leicester City’s English defender James Justin reacts as he goes down injured during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 10, 2021 (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The eventual return of James Justin is a particular treat for Leicester fans after the standout England U21 right-back missed the second half of last season as well as the current campaign in its entirety thanks to a cruciate ligament injury.

Leicester boss positive on Justin progress

“He came through very well, it was about getting that first appearance in. He felt good in the game, he‘s looked very strong in training. He should be available for the squad and we’ll look at him again tomorrow. To have him back is a huge plus for us.” Note: quote via the official Leicester City Twitter account

Any news is good news right now for Leicester City headmaster Brendan Rodgers as the Foxes sit well below the pre-season targets that they managed over the last two seasons when finishing fifth and just outside of forcing their way into the top four in the Premier League.

Currently sitting 11th in the table and ten points off the same place they ended in upon the conclusion of both 2020-21 and 2019-20, the Foxes have it all to do but come into the current period having won two of their last three.

The expected boost to the first team will go a considerable way in arresting the fitness concerns that have plagued the club all season long, and that alone may be enough fuel into the engine room to reignite a charge up the table as Leicester clash with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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4 West Ham United 22 11 37
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6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
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Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
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Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
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