Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers have attributed the uptick in form of Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho to properly settling in at the club.

The Foxes are flying high in second place in the Premier League, and have been given a boost by the return of the 23-year-old to form. He has scored and assisted in two of Leicester’s last three games, and made his first league start for a year in the 4-1 hiding of Aston Villa on Sunday.

Rodgers was full of praise for Iheanacho’s contribution, telling the Leicester Mercuruy “I thought he was great. He played the role how we wanted him to play. He creates Jamie’s first goal, gets the second one with a good finish.

“I just think with Kels now that he’s settling into being a Leicester City player.”

The former Liverpool and Celtic boss also let slip a hint that Iheanacho could be up for more appearances as the season wears on, provided he continues to show his worth and “give the manager something to think about”.

“All I said to him was just work hard in training, that’s all you can do. Don’t worry about being picked or not, that’s the manager’s choice.

“With any player, if their confidence is low, they don’t play so well. Every single player has confidence. For him, you can see his level is at a nice high level. He just needs to keep working, that’s the key to it.”

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