Jamie Vardy to return from two-month spell on the sidelines as Brendan Rodgers he has been missed


Jamie Vardy set to return from two-month spell on the sidelines as Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers admits his side have missed the striker’s leadership

  • Jamie Vardy has not played since suffering a hamstring injury two months ago
  • He is expected to return to the team for Tuesday’s league match against Burnley 
  • Leicester City have failed to win a Premier League game since Vardy’s injury 











Jamie Vardy will make his long-awaited Leicester return against Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday, with Brendan Rodgers admitting his side have missed the striker’s leadership.

Leicester have failed to win a league game in the two months since Vardy suffered a hamstring problem.

‘It is great news for us,’ the manager said. ‘To have that level of mentality as well as the ability, is very important for any squad. That makes you stronger.’

Jamie Vardy is set to make his long-awaited return to the Leicester side on Tuesday evening

Rodgers said the striker, who has scored 11 goals this season, has been ‘champing at the bit’ to return. Rodgers insisted Vardy, 35, had not been rushed back.

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‘It’s always a challenge,’ Rodgers admitted. ‘It’s got to be right. But seeing the work he’s done in training and with the medical team, he’s ready to play some part if not all.’

On Vardy’s influence behind closed doors, Rodgers said: ‘He has a wonderful energy. It’s that level of what you bring on to the pitch. The top players, in the nicest possible way, they don’t have a care — they will tackle you, be aggressive, and not worry so much about how you feel.’

His team have not won a Premier League match since his hamstring injury two months ago

His team have not won a Premier League match since his hamstring injury two months ago

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