Leicester City are set to receive a huge boost ahead of their Premier League clash versus Manchester City, with James Maddison ready to return to action.
The midfielder has been out of action since mid-February with a hip injury.
However, Foxes’ boss Brendan Rodgers has suggested that the former Norwich City man is likely to return to contention “after” the international break.
His return after a five-match lay-off will surely be massive news for Leicester as they attempt to continue their push for a UEFA Champions League place against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Maddison is currently in the midst of his most productive campaign since arriving at the King Power Stadium from Norwich City in 2018.
He currently has 11 goals and ten assists in all competitions to his name and only needs to get on the scoresheet on a further four occasions to match the most prolific season of his career to date.
As a matter of fact, only striker Jamie Vardy can match the 24-year-old’s 21 total goal contributions throughout 2020/21.
It shows then how big of a player Maddison is that he is out-performing the vast majority of the Leicester squad and coming up against the irrepressible City at home on Saturday evening, Rodgers will certainly need his best players if the Foxes are to earn a result.
Having said that, Leicester’s results haven’t been harmed whilst Maddison has been ruled out.
In the five matches in which he has been unavailable, Rodgers’ troops have won three, drawn one and lost the other.
Nevertheless, in games in which the midfielder has scored – ten in total – Leicester have won every single one, including their famous 5-2 victory at the Etihad earlier this season.
Maddison will certainly be looking to continue that trend as he provides a big injury boost to Leicester and Rodgers at the weekend.