Conference League

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirms Vardy available for Roma

John Solano

Earlier today, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed veteran striker Jamie Vardy is fit and will be available for tomorrow’s Conference League semifinal versus Roma.

The 35 year-old has struggled with injuries this season and has been absent since early March due to a knee injury. However, Rodgers revealed the Englishman has returned and could be selected.

“Thankfully the injury list is right down,” said Rodgers confirmed.

“There’s nothing new to add. Boubakary Soumaré will come back into the squad. It’s only Wilfred (Ndidi) and Ryan Bertrand that are the two long-term ones. Eldin Jakupović is out as well, but apart from that, we’ve virtually got everyone ready.”

He continued, “Vardy will be in the squad. It’s the emotion of everyone. It’s important our pressing and aggression is there from the top of the field. Whoever that is, they will play an important role in that.”

“It’s that mix of emotion in the game and the quality too. He’s a top player. He has that street-wise element, that cuteness in the game, and of course his experience. That’s a big plus for us.”

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