Leicester Assistant Coach Names The Two Players Preventing Iheanacho From Matchday 18
He was left out of Brendan Rodgers’ matchday squad against Sheffield United last weekend, and in midweek EFL Cup fixture against Newcastle.
However, Leicester City assistant Chris Davies has unveiled the major reason behind the striker’s inability to make the manager’s recent squad lists.
According to him, the manager was trying to balance the quality of players on the bench by replacing the Nigerian international with England international Demarai Gray and he added that summer signing Ayoze Pérez can also be deployed as a striker.
”(There is no) No reason. We try and balance the bench the best we can. Kel has been working well in training, there are no issues at all,” Davies was quoted as saying by Leicester Mercury.
“It’s just a case of recently, we have had Demarai Gray on the bench instead of Kel.
”He (Gray) is a multi-functional attacking player who can play out wide and up front.
“We also have Ayoze (Perez) who can play up front, so we just felt the balance that we have, it was better to stick with what we did on the weekend.”
The former Manchester City striker will hope to be included in the team’s 18-man list when they tackle Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
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