Super Eagles out-of-favour forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, might be handed his second game of the season when Leicester City welcome Watford to the King Power Stadium in a mid-week English Premier League encounter.
Iheanacho, in only his first game of the season on Sunday, provided an assist and scored a last grasp winner in the 2-1 defeat of Everton for their secure a sixth consecutive Premier League victory.
Addressing the media ahead of Wednesday’s fixture, coach Brendan Rogers has given the Super Eagles’ forward a clean bill of health , revealing that all the players who featured against Everton are available for the game except Demarai Gray, who sat out Sunday’s victory as a precaution after showing flu symptoms over the weekend.
“We had everyone in today recovering and a working group,” Rodgers said. “Demarai had flu over the course of the weekend so we’ll see how he is for Wednesday.”
With another seven fixtures to go in December, the Northern Irishman revealed he and his coaching team will evaluate the situation and the necessity to rotate over the festive period.
“Certainly, between now and then, we have to look at what is and isn’t possible,” he continued. “It helps when you’ve got one game a week, the team has rhythm.
“There’s no doubt that over these next few weeks, like every team, we have to consider how we want to play in order to bring energy and intensity in the games.”