Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has assured Kelechi Iheanacho will get more playing time after his goal shot the Premier League club to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
On Saturday, Iheanacho came off the bench in the second half to score the match winner against League 2 side Walsall.
It was his 17th goal in 23 appearances in the FA Cup.
An impressed Rodgers described the Super Eagles striker as “first class” and said that with the injury to Jamie Vardy, Iheanacho will enjoy more game time.
“He will get more game time with Vards out for a few weeks. It depends on the type of game we are looking to play,” the Leicester City boss said.
“When he takes his chance he scores. He has made a great impact in the competition since I’ve been here.
“He has been first class, trains virtually every day and is very rarely injured. He sometimes starts games not so good, sometimes he is a little hit and miss but you know when he plays to a high level he is a threat.
He added: “He came into the game with a real fire in his belly to perform and did really well. For a large part of my time here Vards has been our number one striker, we brought Patson (Daka) in who could replicate that and Kelechi is a fantastic link player for us.”
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