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Leicester City: Rodgers must keep faith in Iheanacho

Former Leicester City winger Keith Gillespie has suggested that striker Kelechi Iheanacho has handed Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers a “headache”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Fan Cast, he said that the Nigerian would be “unfortunate” to drop out of the team’s starting line-up once midfielder James Maddison returns to action.

It is certainly tough to disagree with Gillespie’s assessment, with Iheanacho having developed an argument to remain in the Foxes’ starting line-up for the remainder of the campaign.

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At the time of writing, the striker is Leicester’s third-highest goalscorer of the 2020/21 campaign with 12 goals in all competitions.

The 24-year-old has certainly been in electric form as of late, scoring seven times in just his last five matches which include a hat-trick in a 5-0 thumping of Sheffield United and a brace as the Foxes booked their place in the FA Cup semi-final with a 3-1 win against Manchester United before the international break.

As a result, Iheanacho has now scored in each of his last three league appearances for the first time in his career.

It is form that has seen Iheanacho earn plenty of plaudits, having been nominated for the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for March.

It would certainly be harsh then for Rodgers to drop Iheanacho when he is in such hot form and when he is hunting one of his best personal seasons of his career. Iheanacho now just needs to score on two more occasions to match his 14-goal haul of the 2015/16 campaign.

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However, with James Maddison also having a brilliant person season with 11 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, it’s certainly a tough choice between the two.

With his return to fitness though, it may take some time for the Englishman to return to match sharpness; giving Rodgers the perfect excuse to keep 28-cap Iheanacho in his starting line-up.

It is certainly a headache for the Leicester boss, but one he should be glad to have.

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