Brendan Rodgers ready to rely on Albrighton again


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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers hopes Marc Albrighton can make a decisive impact in the final four games of the season – starting with Saturday’s trip to West Ham United.

The former Aston Villa winger, who had not played since January because of hamstring trouble, came on for a promising ten-minute cameo in the Foxes’ 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United last Friday.

Albrighton created more opportunities than any other player at the King Power Stadium, setting up three late half-chances.

Rodgers was delighted to see the 29-year-old make his comeback and with the impact he had, Albrighton’s return puts pressure on starting wingers Demarai Gray and Harvey Barnes.

“I’m very pleased to have him back,” Rodgers said. “He’s a great boy, he’s got a great history here at this club.

“He worked very hard to come back, we’ve put him into the game and he was only on for 10 minutes, but you saw the impact that he had. “The quality he put into the box, he made a couple of crosses and that’s what you’re looking for, especially against teams playing so deep.

“It was a nice moment for him to get on. He can help the team for the rest of the season.”

Leicester are 2.30 to get back to winning ways at the London Stadium with West Ham 3.10 to take the three points.

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