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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that James Maddison’s form will pick up when the Foxes improve as a team.
Maddison is on a 15-match run without a goal or assist since returning from a hip injury in April. In his 16 domestic fixtures before the injury, he registered 14 goals and assists.
However, it is not simply a case of the 24-year-old finding his spark again, the team as a whole need to do so as well. That will help the number 10 get firing, the manager explains.
“Every player will always go through a period, especially with the rise James has had over these past few years,” Rodgers said at his press conference on Wednesday.
“Over the course of the last 12 to 15 months, injuries have held him back more than his actual talent.
“I’ve got no doubt over the course of the season that he will be an important player for us. He’s got big talent. He’s working very hard in training. I’m pretty sure over the course of the season he will show his value and worth to the team. He’s a player I always look forward to working with.
“The level he has been at, and every footballer is the same, you go through a period where you don’t quite hit the heights. But I’ve no doubt that over the course of the season, once he gets his rhythm and we start to improve, not just individually but as a team, he will get that form back.”
Leicester City are set to face Napoli in the Europa League group stage on Thursday.
Source – LeicestershireLive