Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers Provides Man City Fitness Update

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Leicester City approach Saturday's clash with Manchester City at Etihad Stadium with a 'clean bill of health'.

- Leicester City visit Etihad Stadium to tackle Manchester City in the Premier League (5:30pm kick-off)
- The Foxes are unbeaten in their last 11 fixtures in all competitions and currently sit second in the table
- Brendan Rodgers says there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of the encounter in Manchester
- City rotated their squad with three changes in the Carabao Cup success at Everton in midweek

The Foxes manager made three changes to his starting line-up in Wednesday's Carabao Cup Quarter-Final success at Everton in an attempt to rotate his squad through a busy festive period.

With passage through to the last-four stage now secured, City return their focus to the Premier League for Saturday's match between two sides that have scored a combined 87 goals in the top flight.

Rodgers' use of his squad's depth has enabled the Northern Irishman to plan for that encounter with a fully-fit squad after contesting five fixtures in December, with another three to come.

We want to win every game. I have a squad which means whatever team I play, I believe we can win.

Brendan Rodgers

"Everyone is fit and fine and ready," the former Liverpool and Celtic manager told the assembled media at King Power Stadium on Friday afternoon. "A clean bill of health."

Discussing the nature of rotation at this time of year, it was pointed out that both Manchester City and Leicester City made changes in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

However, Rodgers was keen to emphasise the fact that Leicester's squad depth is such that whoever is handed a starting place is good enough to work within his tactical framework.

"They (Man City) were strong, we were strong (in the cup)," he added. "We want to win every game. I have a squad which means whatever team I play, I believe we can win.

It's great to have [Matty James] back out on the field. He's a big talent and, without rushing him, we want to progress his fitness and develop that into his football fitness.

Brendan Rodgers

"The squad is in a really good place. We did that in the week and whatever team we play on Saturday, we believe that we can perform."

Finally, when asked for an update on the long-term fitness of midfielder Matty James, who is recovering from an Achilles injury, Rodgers revealed that further progress has been made.

"He's in training with the squad every day, so he's making excellent progress," he continued. "He's not quite at the stage yet where we can think about games. 

"It's great to have him back out on the field. He's a big talent and, without rushing him, we want to progress his fitness and develop that into his football fitness."

All times GMT.

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