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Rodgers: ‘Maddison will be available for the weekend’

Thu 01 April 2021 | 16:06

According to Leicester Boss Brendan Rodgers, James Maddison is almost ready to get back on the pitch.

James Maddison

has been sidelined since mid-February because of a hip problem that ultimately ruled him out of last month’s international break in a potential blow to his hopes of making Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.

Leicester

manager

Brendan Rodgers

has said that Maddison is now almost ready to get back on the pitch and feature in the game against Manchester City on Saturday in the

Premier League

as they are trying to strengthen their top-four credentials.

"He’s back in training and he will be available for the weekend, so that’s great news for us,"

Rodgers told his pre-match press conference

. "Clearly, he’s not 100 percent match fit but, in terms of his football fitness, he looks great.

"In the last few weeks, he’s been working with the team, with the players we have available, and he’s stepped that up. He’s not reporting any pain and he looks great. It’s really good news for us, his availability back into the squad again, and hopefully, he can stay fit now until the end of the season."

Rodgers also talked about

Harvey Barnes

and said that he is making solid progress but still is not ready to get back on the pitch.

"He’s still got a way to go," Rodgers added. "We can’t rush it. Even then, when he does come back, it’s like all injured players, he’s not going to trot back into the level he was at.

"He’s making really good progress, working really hard, and I’m sure, at some point before the end of the season, he’ll play a part."

Leicester are currently third in the Premier League table and are one point behind second-place Manchester United and are five points ahead of Chelsea in fourth.

It seems that the Foxes are in a relative fine form and could claim their best Premier League finish since their 2016 title triumph.


source: SportMob