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Leicester ‘very positive’ Jonny Evans will be fit for FA Cup final

  • Brendan Rodgers to make decision on centre-back on Friday
  • Fit Evans will be ‘a huge boost for us’, says manager

Leicester will decide on Friday whether their influential centre-back, Jonny Evans, is fit enough to play in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday. The Northern Irishman has been out of action since damaging his heel last Friday in the warmup before the defeat by Newcastle, which forced Brendan Rodgers to make a late reshuffle in defence.

“We’re giving him another day, he has progressed really well in the last 24 hours,” said the Leicester manager on Thursday. “We’ll see what the reaction is after that and make the final decision on Friday. We are still very positive he is going to play. It is a showpiece game so you want to be involved in those.

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