Brendan Rodgers

No Fresh Foxes Injuries, Says Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester City have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s visit to West Ham United (3pm BST kick-off).
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- Leicester City face West Ham United at London Stadium on Saturday (3pm BST kick-off)
- Brendan Rodgers says there are no new injuries in his squad
- Marc Albrighton returned to first team action late on against Newcastle United
- Rodgers also discusses Albrighton's progress and readiness for a full 90 minutes 

The Foxes head into the encounter with Manuel Pellegrini’s side in seventh place in the Premier League following last Friday’s 1-0 defeat by Newcastle United at King Power Stadium.

Marc Albrighton returned from a hamstring injury as an 80th-minute substitute and Rodgers confirmed that the 29-year-old midfielder has benefited from a full week in training.

“They’re all fine,” Rodgers said on Thursday. “Obviously everyone had a good week’s training and Marc has had another week. We’re as good as we can be in terms of fitness.

It’s just great to have [Marc Albrighton] back fit and available and to have someone of that quality.

Brendan Rodgers

“I don’t think Marc's ready yet for 90 minutes. It depends if he starts the game and plays around 60 minutes or comes on in a game.

“It’s just great to have him back fit and available and to have someone of that quality.”

Rodgers also elaborated on Albrighton’s importance at the Football Club, saying he was aware of the Tamworth-born midfielder’s ability since his early days in Aston Villa’s academy.

“He’s a player that I’ve always admired,” Rodgers added. “I saw him as a young player at Villa when I was working with the youth teams at Reading and Chelsea.

He’s [Marc Albrighton] a very good guy, thoughtful on the game, and he works very hard in training. It’s great for the squad to have him back and available.

Brendan Rodgers

“His history at Leicester has been fantastic. He’s a fantastic player and he’s very efficient in his game, he has purpose, and he’s always trying to get crosses in and create.

“He can get a goal too and he works tirelessly for the team. Seeing him now at 29, he’s one of the senior players.

“He’s a very good guy, thoughtful on the game, and he works very hard in training. It’s great for the squad to have him back and available.”

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