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Leicester boss Rodgers still wanting more from Gray

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits he's been trying to find a way to give Demarai Gray more minutes.

Rodgers said Gray "did well" in their FA Cup win on a rare Leicester start but reserved more praise for his fellow winger Marc Albrighton.

Against his former club Birmingham, Gray made his first City appearance since a four-minute cameo in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Aston Villa in January.

And that caused him to run out of steam, said Rodgers.

“Demarai hasn't started or been around it a great deal of late," said the manager. “I know he's a threat, and he linked up well at times, but he just ran out of legs a bit and we brought Harvey [Barnes] into the game.

“Both of those guys did very well, and in particular I thought Marc was very good."

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