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Rodgers' Spartak Moscow Fitness Update: Pérez & Evans

Forward Ayoze Pérez has not travelled with Leicester City's first team squad for Wednesday's UEFA Europa League clash with Spartak Moscow in Russia, says manager Brendan Rodgers.
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- Ayoze Pérez will miss Leicester City's clash with Spartak Moscow on Wednesday (3:30pm kick-off)
- The Foxes tackle the Russian giants at Otkrytie Bank Arena on matchday three in the UEFA Europa League
- The Spaniard has stayed in England after feeling unwell during the early part of this week
- Brendan Rodgers also discusses Jonny Evans after his return from a foot issue on Saturday 

The Foxes will face the 22-time Russian champions in a 3:30pm kick-off at Otkrytie Bank Arena on matchday three in the competition after picking up one point from their opening two outings. Speaking in Moscow, Rodgers revealed he'll have a largely fully fit squad to pick from in the Russian capital.

"Ayoze Pérez was the only one that hasn't travelled," the 48-year-old confirmed. "He's just didn't feel well last night, so we let him go through the night to see how he was, but he didn't feel better. He stayed at home, so hopefully a couple of days rest will make him feel right for the weekend."

Centre-back Jonny Evans returned to a Leicester starting XI for the first time since 22 September on Saturday as the Foxes defeated Manchester United 4-2 at King Power Stadium and Rodgers is hopeful that the Northern Ireland centre-back will be available for selection on Wednesday. 

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Jonny Evans
Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans provided stability and experience against Man Utd on Saturday.

"We'll do a session this evening and we're hoping he'll be fine and come through that," the Foxes manager added. "He's had no bad reaction to the weekend. He had a little bit of cramp and we took him off, but he's had two days recovery and we'll see how he is after this session tonight.

"We will pick a team to win the game, like we always do. We come off a really good performance and we want to have stability in the team and continue with that. We have all our fit players here because it's a very important game for us. This game is very important and you'll see the team tomorrow."

All times BST.

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