Brendan Rodgers plays down Lee Congerton links


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New Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers insists he has no plans to bring Celtic’s head of recruitment Lee Congerton to King Power Stadium – for now.

Rodgers has only just got his feet under the table and already the press have suggested that he will look to raid his former club.

The duo first worked together at Chelsea while the Northern Irish tactician took him to Celtic, and, having already swiped Celtic coaches Chris Davies and Kolo Toure for the East Midlands outfit, there is an obvious link to Congerton.

However the Foxes already have Eduardo Macia in a similar role and Rodgers seems happy for the status quo to remain.

“Of course there’s always speculation because I brought Lee into Celtic,” he said. “Our relationship goes back a long way. He is very good at what he does.

“But Eduardo is in his position here. Lee is working at Celtic and there’s lots of speculation around lots of staff or players. It’s not something that I’ve thought about.”

The former Liverpool boos has one thing on his mind and that is to get his first win and he will welcome Championship-bound Fulham to King Power on Saturday afternoon.

One win in eight has seen the 2015-16 Premier League champions stagnate in mid-division and they could certainly do with the confidence boost of claiming the Cottagers’ scalp.

Rodgers has waxed lyrical about the quality he has at his disposal but it is points they need and Leicester can be backed at 1.60 to take all three, with the visitors on offer at 5.50 and the draw 4.20.

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