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Brendan Rogers says Jamie Vardy will feature in FA Cup

Mon 08 February 2021 | 18:13

Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers resists the temptation to rest Jamie Vardy in FA Cup following his recent groin operation.

The 34-year-old made his return after three matches on the sideline with a substitute appearance in Sunday’s goalless draw at

Wolves

and Rodgers wants to use him for Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against

Brighton

.

"Wednesday is a big game for us. He hasn't lost too much fitness, that's the reality of it. He's got a great level of fitness,"

said Rodgers

.

"He'd obviously had the 10 days out, he'd trained a bit with the team, and then we gave him the half-hour.

"You can see what he brings to the team. We'll definitely get him some minutes on Wednesday, whether that's in the first period of the game, or the second, so he'll feature at some point."

Rogers is aiming to maintain a balance between managing the workload of his players and doing enough to progress to the semi-finals.

"We'll make changes but it will be a strong 11. We have to consider the month of games and the early kick-off [against Liverpool on Saturday].

"I'm also going to take a look at one or two of our talented young players. I feel it's the right time to put them in.

"With young players, you'll never know until you put them in. It's something we've done all season, but we want to get into the quarter-finals."


source: SportMob