Brendan Rodgers eager to help Jamie Vardy

By March 3, 2019

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has vowed to improve Jamie Vardy’s game in the next few months.


The former England international had started to become frustrated under former coach Claude Puel.

Vardy has scored just nine goals in 24 appearances for the Foxes in the Premier League this season, but Rodgers is adamant he can improve the 32-year-old.

Puel had dropped Vardy on occasions but Rodgers is ready to build his attack round the title winner.

He told reporters: “He is so natural at scoring. When I see the team we need to get players closer to him.

The team has come deeper, the ball goes up to him and he’s fighting on his own. “Because of the title win and everything around the threat of Jamie, space is no longer there all the time, especially at home. So when teams are banked up you have to find a way and a method that still exploits his qualities.

“It was something I spoke to him about at length on Friday morning before training, where we could get him into areas and how we were going to play against teams that just sit deep.”

Leicester will be aiming to win back-to-back league games when they take on Watford on Sunday.

The Hornets are slight favourites at odds of 2.63, with the draw 3.30, while Leicester are 2.75 to grab all three points.

With Vardy expected to start, punters may want to back him to score first at odds of 5.00.