Brendan Rodgers confirms Jamie Vardy will play for Leicester in FA Cup against Brighton

The striker has 13 goals this season but is yet to feature in the FA Cup

Sport Staff
Monday 08 February 2021 15:43
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Leicester striker Jamie Vardy
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has no intention of shielding striker Jamie Vardy from the rigours of the FA Cup after his recent groin operation.

The 34-year-old made his comeback after three matches out with half-an-hour in Sunday's goalless draw at Wolves, and Rodgers wants to use Wednesday's visit of Brighton to sharpen him up ahead of the weekend clash with Liverpool.

Rodgers said: "Wednesday's a big game for us. He hasn't lost too much fitness. It's only been a couple of weeks.

"We gave him half-an-hour and you could see the dynamism he brings the team.

"We'll definitely get him some minutes on Wednesday, whether it's the first period of the game or the second."

PA

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