Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers Provides Vardy, Morgan & Benković Fitness Update

Brendan Rodgers was asked about the fitness of Wes Morgan, Filip Benković and Jamie Vardy prior to Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup Semi-Final first leg tie against Aston Villa at King Power Stadium (8pm kick-off).
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- Wes Morgan, Filip Benković and Jamie Vardy’s fitness was discussed by Brendan Rodgers on Tuesday
- The Leicester City manager was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup Semi-Final first leg clash with Aston Villa
- LCFC Radio will provide live coverage of the fixture from 5pm on matchday

Morgan (groin) and Benković (knee) were both substituted during the Foxes’ Emirates FA Cup Third Round victory over Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Vardy, meanwhile, has missed City’s last three fixtures due to a minor calf problem, but is available for selection against Dean Smith’s side.

“We’re pretty much the same,” said Rodgers of his squad. “Wes and Filip got injured in our last game, so Wes will probably miss next couple of games and start training next week.

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

The Premier League's top scorer trains at Belvoir Drive in preparation for Leicester City's Carabao Cup Semi-Final first leg tie with Aston Villa.

“Filip was more precautionary and will be able to join us in training over the next couple of days.

"Both of those aren’t going to be as long-term as we first thought.

“Jamie [Vardy] is fine. He unfortunately missed the game at the weekend, but he trained on Sunday and since that, so he’s absolutely fine.

The players have been brilliant up until this point. We’ve had away games in every round of this tournament, so it’s nice to have this first leg at home.

Brendan Rodgers

When quizzed on City’s chances of reaching the Carabao Cup Final, Rodgers underlined the importance of his side concentrating all of their efforts on their two-legged encounter with Villa.

He added: “We have to get in the final first – that’s our objective. We know we’ve got a tough game over two legs and Aston Villa are a side that can hurt us.

“The players have been brilliant up until this point. We’ve had away games in every round of this tournament, so it’s nice to have this first leg at home.”

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