Dean Smith

Iheanacho Back In Training, Says Smith

Kelechi Iheanacho has returned to training for Leicester City ahead of Monday's trip to Newcastle United.
More on this story...

- Leicester City Manager Dean Smith has updated on his squad's availability
- Kelechi Iheanacho (groin) has been back in training for the Foxes
- Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (hamstring) is expected to train also
- Çağlar Söyüncü (hamstring) has done light work in Seagrave 

The Nigeria striker sustained a groin injury in the 1-1 draw at Leeds United last month, but he is hoping to play a part for the Foxes before the end of the season. 

City are in a perilous position in the Premier League, currently sat in 19th place and two points adrift of safety, with just two games to play. After Newcastle away next week, West Ham United visit King Power Stadium the weekend after.

Smith also provided an update on the condition of Çağlar Söyüncü (hamstring) and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (ankle). 

"Kelechi was in training today and he’ll be in full training on Saturday morning," the Manager told the media on Thursday. "Kels has ticked all the boxes he'd need to. We've probably had to press the fast-forward button, but it's needs must at the moment. [Söyüncü's] back jogging but very slowly. The plan is to get him ready for the last game of the season.

"[Dewsbury-Hall] has had an injection into his ankle. It’s a little but stiff at the moment but we’re hoping to have him training on Saturday morning. Ki is probably the biggest worry. He hasn't trained yet."

Jonny Evans (hamstring) returned for the Foxes in Monday's 4-0 loss to Liverpool and Smith believes he came through the test well. The former Manchester United captain has been involved in 12 matches this season for the Club.

"I had no qualms in putting Jonny in," he explained. "Other people have questioned it. He's trained for four weeks. He's ready to play and he's experienced enough. He's played over 500 games at Premier League level, so I had no qualms to put him in." 




Leicester City Crest





Get Game Pass

To watch or listen to Leicester City’s Sky Bet Championship matches live on Foxes Hub, you now need to have a Game Pass. Please click below to get yours and enjoy the action!

Buy Game Pass Now!