EPL: Leicester City manager speaks on Kelechi Iheanacho’s future

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has insisted that Kelechi Iheanacho remains in his plans for the 2019/2020 season.

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

Rodgers has however mapped out plans to help the 22-year-old improve on his performances next season.

“Yes he is [part of my plans].

“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.

Iheanacho has been limited to nine Premier League starts this season, as he is behind Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki in the pecking order.

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 it’s for five minutes or for 15 minutes, he’s impacted the game and done very well, and he nearly did again, it’s just 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’s a fantastic young player and hopefully he can show that over his time at Leicester,” Rodgers added.

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