Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Kelechi Iheanacho’s impact at the club this season as the Nigerian forward prepares to lead the line in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg clash against Aston Villa, reports Completesports.com.
Leicester are hopeful that Jamie Vardy could still recover in time to face Aston Villa this week but Iheanacho made a claim for a starting place by scoring the winning goal in Saturday’s FA Cup victory over Brentford.
The 23-year-old has now struck seven times in 12 games this season, having struggled for goals and confidence for so much of his Leicester career since joining from Manchester City for £25 million in 2017.
Iheanacho scored just twice last season and Rodgers has said he is delighted with the forward’s performance in recent games.
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Source: Complete Sports