Brendan Rodgers

Maddison & Justin In Contention, Says Rodgers

James Maddison and James Justin could appear for Leicester City in Wednesday's home clash with Norwich City, says Brendan Rodgers.
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- Brendan Rodgers provides a fitness update on his Leicester City squad
- The Foxes face Norwich City at King Power Stadium on Wednesday (7:45pm BST kick-off)
- James Maddison and James Justin could feature for City against the Canaries
- Full-back Ricardo Pereira will not be available in the near future

The Foxes welcome the Canaries to King Power Stadium in their fourth-last Premier League outing of the season after suffering their first home defeat since January against Everton. Leicester are currently 14th in the table – five points away from ninth – with two games in hand on some teams.

Maddison (hamstring) and Justin (shoulder) were absent for that encounter on Filbert Way. Ricardo Pereira (hamstring), on the other hand, is not likely to feature on Wednesday. Over the past weekend, the City manager said it was 'questionable whether he will play over the next couple of weeks'.

We're playing to finish as high as we can and to take a good performance level into the summer and into pre-season.

Brendan Rodgers

"The players who were out at the weekend are back so James [Maddison] will be available," Rodgers confirmed on Tuesday. "James Justin will be available. "Ricardo Pereira won’t be available. We’re not too bad in terms of injuries."

With City's league season close to reaching its climax, the Northern Irishman says he will be monitoring the players' performances closely ahead of the summer break. The aim remains to finish as high as possible in the final Premier League standings, the former Liverpool and Celtic manager insists.

"We've tried, in my time here, to create a winning mentality," he added. "That's something I want to see in the performance.

"A winning mentality means you're playing with energy and hunger and intensity. We're playing to finish as high as we can and to take a good performance level into the summer and into pre-season."

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