The key quotes from Brendan Rodgers' pre-match press conference ahead of Sheffield United's visit
Brendan Rodgers ahead of last week's game at the AMEX Stadium | Photo: Getty/ Mike Hewitt

Leicester City welcome rock bottom Sheffield United to the King Power Stadium this Sunday afternoon in a bid to turn up the heat in their race for Champions League football.

The Foxes got back to winning ways last weekend with a huge three points away at Brighton & Hove Albion, where Daniel Amartey scored his first goal in over four years to win the game. 

Meanwhile, the Blades travel to the East Midlands in the wake of the reported departure of manager Chris Wilder after losing 22 games so far in the Premier  League this season.

The Yorkshire side are hanging on for dear life, however it seems they'll most likely be playing football in the second tier again next season, unless a miracle happens. 

Brendan Rodgers spoke to BBC Radio Leicester ahead of the clash. 

  • Injury update

It seems a regular occurrence when Rodgers is asked about injuries every three days in the pressers. However, there is some good news as the Northern Irishman confirmed three first team players would be returning to the squad this weekend. 

Jonny Evans has missed two games after going off against Arsenal two weeks ago. 

Rodgers told BBC Radio Leicester: "We've got some real great news with Jonny Evans back, he will be available. He knows the level we want to take the team to, and he will play to that level. He's been struggling with an injury for a few weeks, he's worked well and trained this morning. He gives us a great security at the back."

"Dennis Praet has been training this week, so he should be available and Ayoze Perez too."

Dennis Praet has been out of action for two months, and has been a real miss - easily one of Leicester's most underrated players. It will be a huge boost to them to have the Belgian back.

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  • Thoughts on the opponents

With the visitors sitting in 20th with no hopes of survival, they are all but dead and buried. 

It's crazy to think how times have changed as the side look the polar opposite to the very hard to beat team from last season. 

After reports of the Blades boss stepping down, the rumours likely to be true, the Leicester boss shared his thoughts on Wilder:

He said: "Until it's confirmed, there's not a great deal to say on it. Chris has done a great job there."

Thoughts on the opponents:

"They will never give up. They've had a number of key players that have been out, and that makes a difference to performance. But, they've gone into every game and given everything."

  • Sidnei Tavares situation

Sidnei Tavares made his full debut for the Foxes last weekend, and he certainly impressed. Being the cousin of former Manchester United star Nani, there's a lot of expectation to live up to.

His contract is set to expire at the end of the season, Rodgers had his say on the situation:

"His (contract) It's up at the end of the season. The club have been in discussions with his representatives. I'm pretty sure that will get resolved."

"He's a very talented young player and fits the profile. He's got good potential, and has good characteristics that will see him do well in the Premier League."

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