Leicester City coach Brenden Rodgers has revealed that Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho has a long-term future at the club despite his lack of playing time.
Iheanacho has only played one game this season and has not featured much for Leicester City since his move from Manchester City in 2017.
His lack of game time at the club has made many to believe that he does not feature in Rodgers' plan for the Leicester City manager has backed the Nigerian.
According to the Northern Irish manager, Iheanacho lack of game time is strictly because of Jamie Vardy.
“Yes [he does have a future long term],” the City boss said in his press conference ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace.
“He’s unfortunate he is playing behind one of the great strikers in Europe. Jamie is at the very top of his game, in his goalscoring and his pressing, so it’s very difficult for [Iheanacho] to get in.
“He’s very much a part of our squad. He trains like an animal every day, he’s so good. So I know if need to use him at the weekend, he’ll be ready.”
Iheanacho has scored once this season in the Carabao Cup. He was on the bench when Leicester City beat Palace 2-0 on Sunday, November 3.
It was reported that Iheanacho might switch clubs in the January transfer window due to his lack of playing time, but the Leicester boss has insisted that the Nigerian striker future lies in King Power Stadium.