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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers provides injury update on Jamie Vardy and Timothy Castagne ahead of Brighton

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers provides injury update on Jamie Vardy and Timothy Castagne ahead of Brighton

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Leicester City head coach Brendan Rodgers has said he will look to the club’s youngsters as he plans to rotate for the Brighton game in the FA Cup 5th round on Wednesday.

Jamie Vardy will also play in the game after making his comeback from a three-game absence with a 30-minute run-out in Sunday’s goalless draw with Wolves.

However, Timothy Castagne won’t be able to play, with the full-back still a week away from overcoming a hamstring problem.

“He’s probably another week to 10 days away,” Rodgers said on Castagne. “He’s been working well with the medical team but he’s still a little bit of time away.

“(Vardy) hasn’t lost too much fitness. That’s the reality. It’s only been a couple of weeks, and he’s got a great level of fitness.

“We gave him half-hour and you could see the dynamism he brings to the team. We’ll definitely get him some minutes on Wednesday, whether that’s in the first period of the game or the second. He’ll feature at some point.

“We’ll have a strong 11. We’ll make changes, there’s no doubt about that. We have to consider the month of games and the early kick-off at the weekend (against Liverpool). It will still be a strong squad.

“I’m also going to take the opportunity to look at one or two of our talented young players that have been working with us. We have a group of young players who have been training with us. And like what I’ve always tried to do, when I feel it’s the right moment for them to go in, I’ll give them the opportunity. With young players, you never know until you put them in.

“We want to get to the quarter-finals.”

Source- LeicestershireLive

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