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Leicester boss Rodgers confident Vardy and Evans will make PSV clash

Leicester City are confident Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans will be fit for their Europa Conference League quarterfinal against PSV Eindhoven.

Vardy has made only two appearances this year due to hamstring and knee injuries, while Evans has not played since December 12, also because of hamstring trouble.

But Evans expects to resume full training during the international break while Vardy is also making good progress, with the first leg of Leicester Europa Conference League clash with the Dutch giants on April 7.

"Jonny is working on the training field and Jamie is not too far away," revealed Rodgers, whose side face Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday.

"Hopefully after the international break we get a few players back and when competition returns we can be a lot stronger."

It is unclear what part Wesley Fofana, who marked his first competitive appearance for 10 months with the decisive goal at Rennes on Thursday, will play against the Bees.

Rodgers added: "He has the leadership qualities of the top players. Manchester City and Liverpool have squads full of players like that.

"It's what makes them what they are. It's a different confidence and a different level of mentality.

"This is a player who has a massive future in the game. Thankfully it will be here at Leicester for a little while yet. It's great to have him back.

"I have to say the work he put into getting back fit surprised me, because he's so young and he was facing such a long time out. But the determination he showed was fantastic and hopefully now we can keep him fit for the rest of the season."

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