Leicester City have been given a major boost ahead of Thursday’s second leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final at AS Roma with manager Brendan Rodgers saying Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall are available for selection. Dewsbury-Hall (calf) and Maddison (hip) missed Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League loss to Tottenham Hotspur, while Vardy came on as a substitute, making his first appearance since early March after an injury to the knee.
Leicester drew 1-1 with Roma in the first leg at home last week. “They’re fine,” Rodgers told the club’s website on Wednesday when asked about Dewsbury-Hall and Maddison. “They trained yesterday (Tuesday) and did well.”
Asked about Vardy’s fitness, he replied: “He’s doing well, so he’s fine for the game.” Leicester traveled to Rome without Wilfred Ndidi and Ryan Bertrand, with both players sidelined with knee problems.
“Everyone (the others) is available and ready,” Rodgers added. “In recent weeks, we have recovered players. But I still had to manage the group to get there. “With all the games, we had the risk of going to the semi-finals with some of our best payers unavailable .
“It was a risk which, for me, would be really too much. It was the idea of making the changes. Ideally we wouldn’t do so much, but we have to look after the players until the big games. It’s our biggest game of the season.”
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