Brendan Rodgers confirms defensive boost for Leicester ahead of Spurs clash

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Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Timothy Castagne is expected to be fit for the clash against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow afternoon.

Castagne was heavily linked with a move to Spurs during the summer transfer window (ESPN), with the defender’s father even revealing that his son held a video conference with Jose Mourinho ahead of a potential transfer to North London.

However, Spurs ended up moving for Matt Doherty from Wolves instead, with the Belgian eventually completing a move to the King Power Stadium for around £21.5m.

While Doherty has not hit the ground running at Spurs, Castagne made a very good start to his Leicester career with the full-back having been one of the Foxes’ most consistent performers over the first few weeks of the campaign.

However, a hamstring injury has kept the 25-year-old out of action since October.

Rodgers confirmed after Leicester’s 2-0 loss against Everton on Wednesday that Castagne should be fine to make the trip to Tottenham.

He told Leicester Mercury: “He (Castagne) should be fine for Sunday. We hoped to have him on the bench and to get some minutes in his legs tonight but the medical team deemed that he was probably best missing, and then he’ll be ready for the weekend.

“It’s great news. Bringing him and Jonny Evans back (after his suspension) will really help us. It’ll be good to get them back in the squad.”

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In hindsight, perhaps we would have been better off signing Castagne rather than Doherty considering how well the Belgian has taken to the Premier League. However, it is still early days and the former Wolves man might well prove his quality in the coming months. His arrival certainly seems to have sparked a reaction from Serge Aurier, who is now playing his best football since arriving at Spurs three and a half years ago.

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