Jonny Evans

Rodgers: Evans In Contention To Face Wolves

Defender Jonny Evans could be available for Leicester City for Sunday's Premier League visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers to King Power Stadium, says Brendan Rodgers.
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- Brendan Rodgers provides an update on Leicester City's squad fitness
- The Foxes welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to King Power Stadium on Sunday (2pm kick-off)
- Jonny Evans is in contention to return from a back injury against Nuno Espírito Santo's men
- Çağlar Söyüncü (adductor) is doing 'mobility and flexibility work' as part of his rehabilitation
- Rodgers also confirms James Maddison has had no ill effects of a collision against SC Braga

Evans, 32, has been absent for the Foxes since sustaining a back issue during the 1-0 victory at Arsenal on 25 October, but is in line to make a return on Sunday (2pm kick-off).

While Ricardo Pereira (ACL), Wilfred Ndidi (adductor), Timothy Castagne (hamstring), Daniel Amartey (hamstring) and Çağlar Söyüncü (adductor) remain out, City have no fresh concerns.

"[Evans] should be available as long as there’s no reaction," Rodgers said. "He’s trained very well today. He looked strong and had good mobility in an area that was an issue for him, so we’re hopeful for the weekend. Jonny coming back is great news for us, apart from that all the other guys are just outside."

That’s what this young team is learning, that no matter how well you’re doing or how you’re performing, you have to be ready to prove yourself in the next game.

Brendan Rodgers

James Maddison, meanwhile, received treatment for a dead leg on the field of play in Thursday's 4-0 victory over SC Braga in the UEFA Europa League, recovering to score later on for City.

"I think he showed his real resilience, James," Rodgers explained. "It was an injury where it would’ve been very easy for him to come off, but he stuck with it.

"He kept going and ended up playing a fantastic game and he’s recovering today and should be fine for Sunday."

Söyüncü, on the other hand, is now building towards a return from his adductor injury and is out on the training pitches doing light fitness work, Rodgers confirmed.

"It's probably more weeks (than months) away," he said. "He thankfully didn’t need the operation. He’s doing some mobility and flexibility work outside, but not kicking a ball yet.

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Çağlar Söyüncü
Çağlar Söyüncü

Söyüncü could be in contention to return before Christmas, the Foxes manager said on Friday.

"We’re going to see how that goes after the international break and we’re hopeful that he might be available at some time before Christmas."

Ahead of Sunday's meeting with Nuno Espírito Santo's Wolves, who City played out two draws with last term, Rodgers called for humility from his players, who have won their last five games.

"It’s a league where you have to have humility," the Northern Irishman added. "No matter how well you’re doing, you always have a tough game next.

"That’s what this young team is learning, that no matter how well you’re doing or how you’re performing, you have to be ready to prove yourself in the next game.

"That’s what we’re looking forward to in this next game against Wolves."

All times GMT.

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