Iheanacho fit for Leicester clash with Huddersfield Town

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The Nigeria international featured for 80 minutes in the Foxes’ U-23 win over West Ham and has been declared fit to face the Terriers on Saturday

Kelechi Iheanacho has been given a clean bill of health by Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare to feature against Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s English Premier League encounter.

The youngster found the net as Leicester U-23 defeated West Ham United 3-1 on Monday.

He has only played for 20 minutes in his two appearances for the King Power Stadium outfit this season since his £25 million move from Manchester City owing to a recurring toe injury.

But the gaffer is confident that the 20-year-old is fit enough to play against the Terriers along newly recruited Vicente Iborra after the striker lasted for almost the full duration of the match for Steve Beaglehole’s side.

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“Thankfully most of them have come through. Vicente Iborra and Kelechi Iheanacho [both had] a clean bill of health,” Shakespeare said in a pre-match conference.

Iheanacho's compatriots, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi will also be expected to be on parade in the outing.

 

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