Nigeria Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho remains in the plans of Leicester City Manager, Brendan Rogers

The Nigerian has scored only twice in 35 appearances across all competitions this season.

Iheanacho has also been limited to nine premier league this season behind Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki in the pecking order. He has n not made a premier league start since Rodgers came on board and has only made six substitute appearances

Rogers said “He’s just had his first season adapting to a new club. Then when you’re playing or challenging one of the best strikers in the league, it’s difficult.

“Kel will come back into pre-season, have a really good pre-season, gain more confidence, work hard and hopefully come out of that with a renewed motivation to show his qualities,” Rodgers told Leicester Mercury.

The striker has not started a game since Rodgers took charge and has only made six substitute appearances.

“I’ve been impressed with him.

“ His appetite, his work, and then in games, where he has come on, whether its for five minutes or for 15 minutes, he’s impacted the game and done very well, and he neatly did again, its juts unfortunate

“ He knows he should score, in big games you don’t get many chances and he has the quality, but it just didn’t happen for him

“ He is a fantastic young player and hopefully he can show that over his time at Leicester” Rodgers


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