Brendan Rodgers backs Iheanacho to replace Vardy

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Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has backed Kelechi Iheanacho to step up in Jamie Vardy’s absence.

Vardy is set to undergo hernia operation, which will see him being ruled out for a couple of weeks.

The 34-year-old has netted more than 120 goals for the Foxes and last season, he won the Premier League’s Golden Boot.

Rodgers admitted he would miss Vardy, but insists he had good enough replacements in Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez.

“When you don’t have one of the top strikers in the league, it’s always going to be disappointing. It’s not overly concerning. It’s our best chance of getting him back. Ayoze Perez is a natural striker.

“He doesn’t threaten the backline as quickly as Vardy, but he’s a great finisher. I‘ve got Kels who can offer a threat too,” Rodgers told a press conference.

Brendan Rodgers backs Iheanacho to replace Vardy

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