Leicester City v Napoli: Injury list shrinking for Foxes

Leicester City head coach Brendan Rodgers is pleased to have key players back in the squad ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with Napoli.


And Rodgers is confident the club's strength in depth can see them through an "important period" leading up to the end of the year.

With the exception of injured defensive duo James Justin and Wesley Fofana, City are now clear of injuries as they prepare to start their European campaign at the King Power Stadium.

In Group C, Leicester will face the Serie A high-flyers, along with Legia Warsaw and Spartak Moscow, as they look to improve on their only previous appearance in the Europa League last season, when they reached the round of 32.

Opponents Napoli have made a perfect start to the Italian top-flight campaign with three straight wins and only two goals conceded and will be tough opposition for the Midlands side, who are ninth in the Premier League.

But Rodgers is hopeful his team can start hitting form now the bulk of the squad is back together.

Rodgers enjoys Foxes options

Speaking before the match with Napoli, Rodgers said: "Whichever team we play, I'll always feel confident - now with players coming back to fitness, we brought in some players to help with depth and hopefully we can see that between now and Christmas.

"It's such an important period because of the proximity of games - you're going to need your players.

"We've been unfortunate in the last couple of seasons with injures, but hopefully, touch wood, we get the fitness and that little bit of luck you need."


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