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Brendan Rodgers has said Leicester City miss defenders Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs in their squad.
They both said emotional farewells to the King Power Stadium in the summer, Morgan retiring and Fuchs finally keeping his promise to join his family in the US.
The pair had years of experience at the top of leading squads, with Morgan captain at the Foxes for nearly a decade, and Fuchs skipper for the Austrian national team.
When asked how clubs cope when important players leave in light of Chris Wood’s move from Burnley to Newcastle this week, Rodgers said:
“We had it here when Harry (Maguire) left in my first summer, and then we had Ben (Chilwell) leave. You just have to adjust.
“It’s always difficult when you lose top players but you’re looking to the next one to come in and you grow and develop from there.
“If you have someone who’s a key player in your team, it’s always a disappointment. It’s not just the player, it’s the personality around the place as well.
“I think now, we’ve had Christian Fuchs who left here, and Wes Morgan as well, in the summer. I miss them as people as much as players.
“They were good guys, they were great to have around, and they set a standard. So it’s as much the person you miss as well as the player.
“Chris being there for a few years, he’s been very important for Burnley, and I’m sure he’ll do a great job for Newcastle.”
Source – LeicestershireLive