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Rodgers hopeful of Vardy and Ndidi returns against Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers face Leicester City this weekend in the Premier League.

The Wanderers should be feeling good heading into the game at Molineux on Sunday after bringing their winless run in the competition to an end against Arsenal on Tuesday.

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It was not pretty, and there is still plenty of work to be done, but Wolves got the job done and can hopefully use the three points as a catalyst for a turnaround.

It’s third-placed Leicester on Sunday though, and a follow-up victory will not be easy.

Perhaps frustratingly for Wolves, two key players for the Foxes could be ready to return for the clash.

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Jamie Vardy has been recovering from a hernia operation, and Wilfred Ndidi could also have some involvement following a minor hamstring tear.

Manager Brendan Rodgers said after his side’s 2-0 win over Fulham (via Leicester Mercury): “We’re very hopeful they will be back.

“I spoke to the medical team today. They’ve been out running and with another few days training, we’re confident they will be involved.”

Former England striker Vardy has missed the past three league games, while Nigerian enforcer Ndidi has missed the last two.

Bombshell for Wolves

Vardy and £15 million star Ndidi (BBC Sport) returning for Leicester in time to face Wolves should be cause for concern for Nuno Espirito Santo.

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Arguably, the duo are Leicester’s two best players, and Vardy has already been a thorn in Wolves side this season having scored in the reverse fixture back in November.

Wolves’ defence has left a lot to be desired this season and Vardy playing will mean everyone needs to be on their toes.

He may be 34 but he is still electric and his game revolves around latching onto through ball and spring offside traps.