Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirms massive squad boost

Brendan Rodgers confirms huge squad boost as multiple return to training for Leicester City

Rodgers confirms massive squad boost ahead of Burnley trip

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will be thankful for a bit of reprieve in the days and weeks ahead as the Foxes look set to receive a massive boost to the squad at the King Power Stadium.

As cited by injury analyst Ben Dinnery, Rodgers is expecting up to five players to come back into the fold after the thin nature of the Leicester squad was ruthlessly exposed this season through a combination of factors;

“Patson Daka, Luke Thomas, Caglar Soyuncu, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, and James Justin, which is great news, maybe not to start, but he’s back into the squad again.”

Brendan Rodgers confirms huge squad boost as multiple return to training for Leicester City

Leicester City’s English defender James Justin reacts as he goes down injured during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 10, 2021. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The eventual return of James Justin is a particular treat for Leicester fans after the standout England U21 right-back missed the second half of last season as well as the current campaign in its entirety thanks to a cruciate ligament injury.

Leicester boss positive on Justin progress

“He came through very well, it was about getting that first appearance in. He felt good in the game, he‘s looked very strong in training. He should be available for the squad and we’ll look at him again tomorrow. To have him back is a huge plus for us.” Note: quote via the official Leicester City twitter account

Any news is good news right now for Leicester City headmaster Brendan Rodgers as the Foxes currently sit well below the pre-season targets that they achieved over the last two seasons when finishing fifth and just outside of forcing their way into the top four.

Currently sitting 11th in the Premier League and ten points off the same place they ended both 2020-21 and 2019-20, the Foxes have it all to do but come into the current period having won two of their last three.

The expected boost to the first team will go a considerable way in arresting the fitness concerns that have plagued all season long, and that alone may be enough fuel into the engine room to reignite a charge up the table as they clash with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 21 40 53
2 Chelsea FC 21 29 43
3 Liverpool FC 20 34 42
4 West Ham United 21 12 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 19 3 31
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 0 28
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 0 27
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Southampton FC 20 -6 24
12 Crystal Palace 20 -1 23
13 Brentford FC 20 -6 23
14 Aston Villa 19 -5 22
15 Everton FC 18 -9 19
16 Leeds United 19 -16 19
17 Watford FC 18 -14 13
18 Burnley FC 17 -11 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 20 -36 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 6

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