Leicester's Maddison in contention to face Manchester City

Leicester's Maddison in contention to face Manchester City

Brendan Rodgers has revealed James Maddison could be in contention for Leicester City when they take on Manchester City this weekend in the Premier League. 

Leicester will host league leaders Man City this Saturday at King Power Stadium after the international break. Rodgers has addressed the media ahead of the crunchy tie and has revealed Maddison has recovered from a hip injury that saw him on the sidelines since February 21st. The Foxes boss has also revealed that all players that were representing their teams came back in good shape. 

"He’s back in training and he will be available for the weekend, so that’s great news for us," Rodgers told the media on Thursday afternoon.

"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."

Harvey Barnes update

Barnes will miss the weekend's clash as he is still recovering from a knee injury and Rodgers says he is still a while away from returning. 

"He’s maybe about three weeks or so post-operation. He’s still got a way to go. 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."

"We just want to get him back training. 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."

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