Leicester vs Crystal Palace: Brendan Rodgers confirms injured duo back in training

Leicester City are getting players back ahead of their game against Crystal Palace even though Palace have form.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has provided some positive updates on the fitness of his players ahead of their Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

English defender Jonny Evans has played every Premier League game this season but he’s been struggling with a calf problem and will face a late fitness ahead of the game.

There is uplifting news though, with Papy Mendy now available, despite missing the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth due to a knee injury.

Timothy Castagne, who took a hit against Bournemouth, has recovered and is now back in training ahead of the Eagles visits.

The underfire Leicester City boss said: “We’ve had a couple of players who haven’t trained so much.

“Papy Mendy and Dennis Praet have now come back in, but they haven’t trained a lot during the week.

“Jonny Evans we will have to assess before the game to see where he’s at. He’s got a tight calf.

“He’s a fantastic player and the club captain, so he’s a great leader for the team. If he’s not ready, we’ll have the players to come in.

“Apart from that, it’s been a good training week. [Castagne’s] got quite a bruised eye, but he’ll be fine.”

Crystal Palace beat Leeds United to record only their second win of the season while Leicester come into the game desperately needing a win after they lost against Bournemouth.