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Soccer News of Tuesday, 5 October 2021


Rodgers says Iheanacho 'can't' play in another position

Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho play videoLeicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has said Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho can't play another role aside from the striking role.

Rodgers has come under intense pressure over his use of the striker.

The 25-year-old made his first start Premier League start on Sunday and showed his quality with a goal.

“I feel that he is a player that, over a period of time, he will either create or score a goal,” Rodgers told the media as per The Athletic.

“His energy at the top end of the field posed a threat.”

Iheanacho has scored 16 times while Vardy has scored 17 times in 32 Premier League games they’ve both started together, and Rodgers admits playing the two together is an option he would have to consider, reports

“He can’t play in another position. He is purely a striker. When you play with two strikers, there is then a change behind that.”

“That is one of the things I need to look at because of some of the types of players we have: it doesn’t allow us to keep the ball as well as we would like.”

“That is something I need to look at,” Rodgers added.