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Morgan in contention for Foxes return

4th January 2019, 14:57 by Simon Barlow

Claude Puel has confirmed Wes Morgan can face Newport County in the FA Cup as he looks to find the right balance in his Leicester side.

Daniel Amartey and Matty James remain sidelined for the Foxes although Morgan could return to the starting line-up after missing the last few matches.

"Wes came back to training session, good, match fit," said manager Puel. "He is ready for the game."

But striker Jamie Vardy, who scored the winner at Everton on New Year's Day, is not such a shoo-in for the clash at Rodney Parade on Sunday.

“We will see on Vardy," added the Frenchman. "It will be a good team in place with some rotation. Players have played a lot in this busy period, so we need to give some freshness.

"We have a squad with players close [in ability] between themselves, we need to use all the possibilities of the squad to maintain the freshness, with the possibility to compete all the time.

"We need to find the right balance between quality and freshness."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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