Harvey Barnes And James Maddison Could Miss Leicester’s Game With Spartak Moscow

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed a sickness bug has left doubts over Harvey Barnes and James Maddison ahead of Thursday’s “very important” Europa League clash with Spartak Moscow.

Midfielders Barnes and Maddison are among a trio in the Foxes squad to have been unwell in the build-up to the Group C contest at the King Power Stadium, along with defender James Justin, who was unavailable anyway as his recovery from a long-term knee injury continues.

Rodgers told a press conference on Wednesday: “We’ve got a few players who have had the sickness bug that has been going about, so we have to assess that and see where they’re at.

“If they’re not available, I’d expect them to be OK for the weekend (Leicester’s next Premier League match is at Leeds on Sunday).

“Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and James Justin – those three guys unfortunately have been down for a few days. They’re coming around now. Whether they are going to be at the best level for tomorrow, we shall wait and see.”

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Rodgers, who confirmed the sickness was not coronavirus-related, also said Ricardo Pereira was being assessed – he missed Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal having felt some tightness from the previous match – and that Marc Albrighton remained “a few weeks away” due to his injury.

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