Leicester boss confirms return of key player ahead of West Brom clash

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has confirmed that Jamie Vardy has recovered from the hip injury that forced him to miss England’s final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

The 30-year-old was ruled out his country’s fixtures against Slovenia and Lithuania with the problem, and it had been thought that he would miss Leicester’s clash with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday night.

However, Shakespeare has confirmed that the forward has returned to full fitness, and will be available for the match at the King Power Stadium as the Foxes look to end a run of five games without a victory in the Premier League.

Shakespeare told reporters at his pre-match press conference:

“Jamie Vardy has fully recovered from his hip problem. He had the injections straight after the Bournemouth game, he was given time away because he wasn’t allowed to do anything but he has trained fully this week.

“He has looked sharp and I’m really pleased to report there are no ill effects from that. He’s back.”

Vardy has scored five league goals in seven appearances for Leicester this season.

However, the Foxes have only won one of their seven league matches this term, and could be in the relegation zone by the time they that take to the field on Monday night.