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Rodgers: Iheanacho Still In My Plans, He’s Ever Ready To Play

Rodgers: Iheanacho Still In My Plans, He’s Ever Ready To Play

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that Kelechi Iheanacho remains in his plans despite
the forward’s limited playing time in his team this season, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho, a big money arrival from Manchester City in 2017, has been totally frozen out of first team action this term despite his high profile.

The former FIFA U-17 World Cup winner made his first start of the season in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup 3-1 win against Burton Albion in which he scored the opening goal for the Foxes.

His only other appearance was in the Carabao Cup Third Round win against Luton Town. He scored Leicester City’s last goal in the 4-0 win.

Iheanacho has made the matchday squad thrice for Leicester City this season and the arrival of Ayoze Perez from Newcatle United has further limited his chances of playing on a regular basis.

Rodgers admits that the presence of Englishman Jamie Vardy has made it difficult for him to pick Iheanacho.

“He’s playing behind one of the great strikers in Europe. I know that when I need him, he’ll be ready,” Rodgers told a news conference on Friday.

Leicester City who are currently third in the table, are away to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Call upon him anytime he will deliver soon he will become starter . U17 world cup best player can not wash like that more to come from him

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    I doubt if an English man will be treated like this if he won the accolade kelechi won at under age competitions! Kelechi too brought all this upon himself the moment he decided to play as a number9 from his natural 8

  • Kelechi if you know what is good for you, you better seek a loan move to a club, where you can get regular playing time. don’t let this coach wine your brain ooh, I have you in mind, na so you go take finish your contract for there, you better move next January, to save your career.

  • Samchi 2 years ago

    I dey tells u ‘I have you in mind’…him don build another King power stadium 4 eim mind” where kele plays every week_

  • Prince 2 years ago

    Kelechi …. My beloved, pls Leave Leicester city FC …. And ply your career in Spain, Italy, Germany or even Portugal or France sef
    Go and get your career on track !!
    Look at Mo Salah, Kelvin De Bruyne, Depay, Serge Gnabry….even Paul Pogba did that too !!!

    If you believe in yourself and your Coach thinks otherwise and not ready or willing to give you a chance … Just move on ….!!
    Go elsewhere and strive !!!
    It is as easy as that !!!

    I just can’t understand why a man with such immense talents will simply relax and allows himself to be treated like a ball boy !!

    Soccer like every sport or career is based on the fact that if you don’t continue working actively, you will ease away !

    I’m sure lads like Maddson, Gray and Tielemans stayed glued to a tv watching Kelechi took the world by storm at the FIFA u-17 World Cup in 2013 !!!
    6 years from now and that boy is warming the bench at a club like Leicester city … Why back in 2013 you will think that come 2018 upwards, he would have being in the elite clubs like Man city, Bayern, Real Madrid, Barca, PSG, Juve playing champions league football like the true champion he is !!!

    Kele….At Man city, when they signed you, you were at the same par with Raheem and even the likes of Gabrirel Jezus !!!
    Now in Liecester, you cannot play even when English boy, Vardy is injured or unfit because there is Perez and Tielemans ….Even Gray is considered ahead of yOu, a FIFA u-17 player of the tornament !!!

    Even Ola moved to Italy, Omeruo Ken moved, Ahmed Musa moved … Lately Alex Iwobi moved ….And they are all in the Super Eagles while enjoying club football in their respective clubsides !!

    Kelechi, you have the talents to make any team as long as the coach has a liberal mind and not tied to using “local bred” instead of you !!…my brother … Time waits for no one ooo

    Well..my dad use to say..”if a lion believe he is a lion, he will have to prove it otherwise the animals around will see it as a lion but think and believe he is a sheep or a pig or a dog fa !!!”

    I don talk my own ooo
    An opioion from a Heart that truly cares for his brother !!!

  • Iheanacho should leave the club immediately, he cant bench Vardy at all.

  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    You call on him when u need him…so for your mind u dont need him in premiership games but for caraboa and fa cup games abi??. What nonsense. If it were vardy , would have been treating him this way? Not even giving him a chance to feature in the last dying minutes of premiership games if u truly had him in ur plans. Kele nwanne, biko, leave them by January next year. Go to France, Holland, Germany or Spain, England is really a cursed land for Nigerian players, no Nigerian player with the exception of a few excels to his peak in England, it’s always a nosedive story at the end of the day.