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Ndidi: Leicester City’s Rodgers and Vardy hail midfielder after impressing at centre-back role

  The Nigeria international delivered a solid defensive display in an unfamiliar role to earn the praises of his boss and his teammate Leic

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The Nigeria international delivered a solid defensive display in an unfamiliar role to earn the praises of his boss and his teammate

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and forward Jamie Vardy have showered encomium on Wilfred Ndidi following his impressive performance in their 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

The midfielder was drafted into the centre-back role in their opening Premier League game against the newly-promoted side, the Baggies.

The Nigeria international paired Caglar Soyuncu at the heart of the Foxes’ defence following the unavailability of Jonny Evans, Wes Morgan and Filip Benkovic.

of days training.”

Vardy also praised the Nigeria international for excelling in the unfamiliar role while also hoping his side can build on the victory at the Hawthorns.

“We need to keep going, we need to continue working hard in training, taking it into the games,” he told Sky Sports.

“Wilf [Ndidi] has played centre-back today, I think he’s done really well, it is not his natural position”.

Ndidi has been a consistent performer for Leicester City since he joined the side in January 2017 from Genk.

The Nigeria international has made 121 Premier League appearances for the King Power Stadium outfit and last season he also featured prominently as they finished fifth.

The midfielder will hope to continue his solid defensive performances when Leicester take on Burnley in their next league outing on September 20.

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