Wilfred Ndidi, Dennis Praet, Patson Daka – Leicester City injury update for Nottingham Forest – Leicestershire Live

  • October 1, 2022

The latest from the treatment room as Brendan Rodgers gives an update on his squad ahead of the crunch clash with Nottingham Forest on Monday night at the King Power
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Leicester City hope Wilfred Ndidi will be fit to face Nottingham Forest next Monday despite returning early from international duty with injury.
Ndidi tweaked his hamstring muscle in the defeat at Spurs and after taking part in a light training session with Nigeria, it was deemed he was not worth the risk, and so returned to City before the Super Eagles’ 2-1 defeat to Algeria on Tuesday. But, it does not look like keeping him out of the crucial East Midlands derby.
Under-pressure manager Brendan Rodgers will be relieved that he has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the game. Dennis Praet missed some training but is now back in, while it is hoped Patson Daka will overcome the illness that kept him out of Zambia’s game in the international break, albeit he did not appear to be in training on Friday. That would leave just Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) out.
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“We had Wilfred Ndidi come back early, but he’s looking really positive,” Rodgers said at his press conference on Friday afternoon. “He trained this morning, so he hopefully will be fine.
“We had Dennis Praet who had a few days where he was struggling, but has come through the last few days well and has looked good in training. So I think we’re okay.”
None of the other international players have returned with any issues, and there is a fresher feel at the training ground after the break, which Rodgers said “broke the cycle” following six straight defeats. But there is still a task for City and the manager to change the mood of the supporters, who will go into Monday’s game with a sense of trepidation.
“It definitely broke the cycle we were on, with the tough summer, and tough start of the season,” Rodgers said on the international break. “It also gave us a chance to reflect on the performance. Despite the scoreline there was lots that was good in the game. If we can organise a little better, some of the small details, we believe we can push on in this next set of games.
“It’s our job to change the mood for the supporters. There are no doubts about that. We haven’t been to our level this season. When I first came here, in the ground there was a really good feeling. You felt that they felt we would win the game.
“We want to be a team that supporters enjoy watching. If they can give us the backing, it should be a fantastic evening. We want to put in a performance for them.”
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