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Jamie Vardy to return for Leicester against Southampton

Jamie Vardy
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Leicester city forward Jamie Vardy will return to his team’s lineup when they host Southampton in a Premier league encounter but Jonny Evans is ruled out.

Vardy did not play a part in Leicester City FA cup defeat by League Two side Newport as he was rested by Coach Claude Puel.

Defender Evans is ruled out for six weeks after suffering a broken toe according to Daily Echo.

Also, Academy player Harvey Barnes has been recalled from his loan spell at West Brom and he could play a part in Saturday’s encounter.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Simpson, Chilwell, Morgan, Maguire, Pereira, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Maddison, Albrighton, King, Gray, Silva, Mendy, Ndidi, Choudhury, Ghezzal, Iheanacho, Okazaki, Vardy.

Leicester city were at the receiving end of criticisms following their FA Cup elimination by Newport. While manager Claude Puel hopes to make a statement with the match against Southampton on Saturday, it is yet unclear how he hopes to manage his squad with speculations over injury concerns in the squad.