Rodgers on possible postponement, team injuries and defence solutions

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Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the media before Leicester's game against Tottenham on Thursday.

Here's what the boss had to say:

  • Leicester asked the Premier League to postpone the match because of player unavailability, but the request was refused: "We've got nine players out through Covid and other issues. We looked at calling the game off but weren't granted any dispensation, which was disappointing."

  • Rodgers thinks it's vital for clarity on what player unavailability circumstances would prompt a postponement: "For the integrity of the competition, it's important. There will have been games called off with more players available than what we have, but we weren't given that privilege."

  • As a result, the Foxes are light on numbers, especially in defence, with Jonny Evans limping off in the win Over Newcastle on Sunday and Caglar Soyuncu also ruled out: "It's his hamstring - we'll have to assess it. [Daniel] Amartey is back, but we can't consider him to start the game."

  • On adapting to limited player availability: "It's a similar group of players that have been out that are still out. But we have brought in players who are multi-functional, and we'll always put out a team that can be competitive."

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