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Iheanacho getting back to full fitness

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho is getting back to full fitness but may not  start today’s Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Vicente Iborra is the other definite absentee for the trip to Manchester, but manager Craig Shakespeare said captain Wes Morgan (back) Jamie Vardy (ankle), Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Papy Mendy (ankle) have all trained fully this week, while Kelechi Iheanacho has also been able to join training, although the City boss said they would remain cautious with the striker after his toe injury.

“Kelechi is another one who has trained, which is pleasing. We just have to be mindful of how long and how we push him. Gradually he is getting back to full fitness”, said Leicester City Manager, Craig Shakespeare.


“Vardy is fine. He came off during the [Brighton] game. I think it was more of a nerve problem than a kick. It settled down overnight which allowed me to include him in the squad for Sheffield United.

“I thought it was the right thing to do in terms of saving him a bit. But he has trained the last couple of days no problem.

“Wes will be involved. He has trained the last couple of days. Hopefully we won’t get an adverse reaction  but I expect him to be fighting fit for Saturday.

“Danny Drinkwater is training as well. The only one who has missed training is Robert Huth. We are taking it easy with him at the moment. He is sore in his foot so we have to be mindful that we are careful with him.

“Once we get over United we have a couple of weeks and I am hoping we can up his fitness and get him out onto the grass. He hasn’t joined in with the squad yet.

“I am always trying to look on the positive side and say you will be back in one week when I know it probably will be two or three, really just to put some positivity into them”, added Shakespeare.


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