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Leicester boss Rodgers happy Vardy back for Burnley

Jamie Vardy will see action for Leicester City tonight against Burnley.

Vardy has been absent since December 28 with a hamstring injury but is set to return to the squad along with Ricardo Pereira, who sat out the Europa Conference League win over Randers.

James Justin is around a week away from returning, while Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne and Ryan Bertrand remain sidelined.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers admits the 35-year-old striker's absence has hit them hard, meaning his return comes as a timely boost.

"To have that level of quality is important," Rodgers said on Monday.

"He's a top player at the level and he has that mentality. To have him back and be able to feature, it will be a huge boost for us."

Leicester now sit just six points above the relegation zone, albeit with a game-in-hand over Tuesday's opponents Burnley, who are down in 18th.

When asked about the threat of relegation, Rodgers said: "Respectfully, we try to look forward.

"We've played three to four games less than other teams. We have to win games to look up the table. That's our only notion."

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