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Struggling Vardy vows to adapt to Puel’s methods at Leicester

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will give his all to adapt to Claude Puel’s style of play, despite his struggles to do so

The former England international has scored five times in 13 Premier League games this season and has looked out of place in Puel’s possession-based style of football.

But Vardy will not be excusing himself and intends to work hard to adapt to the Leicester coach’s methods.

“Does it? No, but is that down to me to adapt to it? Yes,” Vardy told Sky Sports.

“And obviously the only way I’m going to do that and keep progressing is working hard on the training field.

“It does get a bit frustrating but we are transitioning into a different style of play.

“I think we’ve just got to keep working hard on it and eventually it will get us going forward that bit quicker because when we get into attacking positions eventually the ball will get picked out for some of my runs.”

The 31-year-old will likely return for Leicester’s trip to Stamford Bridge this Saturday to take on Chelsea, despite groin problems.

“It’s just about managing it [the groin problem],” said Vardy..

“Obviously I want to play as many games as possible, but playing the 90 minutes on Saturday there was no way it was going to get risked again [against City] on Tuesday with the chance of it putting me out long-term.

“I won’t need an operation but it is just about managing it, which is what we’ve done after playing last Saturday with a full week until my next game.

“It’s been managed in the right way and we’ve got a great physio department and support staff in the background.

“It is frustrating but we pick up niggles all the time and if it’s best for me to miss a game to make sure I am not out long-term, then that is what we have to do.”