Leicester City mentor Brendan Rodgers held uncommon commendation for Kelechi Iheanacho in the wake of their 1-0 triumph against Brentford in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday evening.

Four minutes into the challenge at Griffin Park, the Nigeria universal changed over from short proximity after the ball was put on a plate by James Justin.

With seven objectives in 12 appearances and four helps to go with it, Rodgers recognized that Iheanacho is in intensely hot structure and clarified he took him off following 67 minutes with an eye on the forthcoming Carabao Cup conflict against Aston Villa.

Addressing journalists post-coordinate, Rodgers said : “Kels, he’s showing signs of improvement and better. He’s so productive now in his game, buckling down, he makes objectives and scores objectives. I’m charmed for him.

“[Tuesday] was something that we needed to consider in the game. We needed to consider Kels and the probability of him playing on Tuesday.

“[Vardy] has reacted well to treatment. We’ll discover all the more tomorrow [Sunday]”.

Fit again Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was given a rest and was excluded from the matchday 18 versus Brentford.

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