Jamie Vardy

Vardy To Miss Cup Clash, Says Rodgers

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Jamie Vardy won’t be available for Wednesday’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Birmingham City.
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- Leicester City entertain Birmingham City in the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round on Wednesday (7:45pm kick-off)
- Brendan Rodgers says Jamie Vardy won’t be involved 
- The striker missed Leicester’s last fixture with a slight calf injury
- Live coverage of the game begins at 4:45pm on LCFC Radio, which is available for free

After missing Friday's trip to Norwich City with a 'low-grade' calf strain, Vardy won’t be risked against Birmingham, Rodgers has revealed in his pre-match press conference. 

Leicester face Pep Clotet's Sky Bet Championship side in the fifth round of the competition at King Power Stadium on Wednesday (7:45pm kick-off).

However, the City manager confirmed that there are no fresh injury concerns in his first team squad after Wilfred Ndidi returned from the bench in Norfolk on Friday.

The great news for us was Wilf coming back and getting game time.

Brendan Rodgers

Asked about Vardy's availability to face Birmingham, Rodgers said: “No, he won’t be available. He’s making good progress but our target will be [Aston] Villa (on Monday) and he should be fine for that.

“I think hopefully now, in this period, we’ll have most players fit an available. The responsibility is with everyone to score.

“For us there is no doubt we have to play better and this is an opportunity to reach the quarter-final."

While Ndidi is available for selection on Filbert Way this week, Daniel Amartey (ankle) is the only long-term absentee for the Foxes.

Rodgers added: “The great news for us was Wilf coming back and getting game time. Apart from that, Daniel Amartey has been out for a period of time, but everyone else is okay.”

All times GMT.

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