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Puel's Fitness Update: Maddison, Evans & Mendy

Claude Puel has confirmed that James Maddison is available for selection ahead of Leicester City’s Premier League opener at Manchester United on Friday (8pm BST kick-off).
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- Leicester City manager Claude Puel provides his first fitness update of the 2018/19 campaign
- The Foxes will head to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Friday evening (8pm BST kick-off)
- James Maddison is available for selection, but Papy Mendy is set to miss the opening day clash
- The fitness of Jonny Evans will be assessed ahead of the game over the next 24 hours

The Foxes boss, addressing the media on Thursday, provided an update on Maddison’s fitness after being substituted against Lille in City’s final pre-season friendly of the summer last weekend.

However, Puel says Jonny Evans, another summer signing, will be determined by the Club’s medical team before it is decided whether the Northern Ireland international will face his former club at Old Trafford.

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Claude Puel & Jonny Evans
Claude Puel & Jonny Evans

Claude Puel with Jonny Evans during training at Belvoir Drive, the Club's training facility, this week.

"He came back at the beginning of the week,” the Frenchman told the press. “We will see in training in the afternoon if he can be in the squad or not.

"For [Papy] Mendy, it is still not enough, he is still not available. Maddison is okay."

Foxes fans won't miss a thing on LCFC Radio with Pre-Match Pint starting at 6pm, before switching over to Matchday Live an hour before kick-off.

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