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Leicester boss Rodgers praises 'outstanding' Mendy: We had a plan for him

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers praised Papy Mendy after victory at West Ham.

The midfielder impressed on a rare outing for the Foxes on Saturday.

Rodgers said, "Obviously, some of the players have been playing some games.

"Over the course of the last four weeks, we've tried to organise some of the players like Papy [Mendy].

"He's played in the Under-23s games. We've played behind-closed-doors games to look to try to prepare the players so they weren't coming fresh in, but it's still very difficult for them to do that.

"The likes of Papy, it's purely because of how we play, he hasn't been involved hardly at all because of the form of Wilf Ndidi.

"He came in and he was absolutely outstanding. Lots of those players have come in, showed a great mentality, they showed the honesty in the group, and they got the three points."

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