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Leicester boss Rodgers: Vardy ready for Aston Villa

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says Jamie Vardy is fit and again ready to play.

The striker has returned to training after six weeks out with a knee injury and will be in the squad for Saturday's visit of Aston Villa.

He has played just once since December having also battled a hamstring problem this year.

Rodgers said: "It's clearly very important for us. He's a wonderful player and even for his age he has the talents and mindset to compete and show his qualities. We'll look forward to seeing him on the field at some point on Saturday.

"Knowing Jamie's quality, you know the intensity he can bring to the game, his movement and confidence. He is a proven top-level player and we have missed him a lot.

"That's the reality of it and hopefully he's back for a really important period for us. If we can have him back that will really help us.

"He has trained with the squad and is hopefully back in and available tomorrow. Everything over the last few days has been really positive."

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