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Morgan Boost For Leicester



Leicester City’s boss, Craig Shakespeare is delighted that

Wes Morgan is winning his battle to be fit for the club’s Champions League quarter-final showdown with Atletico Madrid.
Leicester captain Morgan has not featured since scoring in last month’s stirring comeback triumph against Sevilla in the last 16 due to a back problem.
The Premier League champions are 1-0 down from the first leg and will be without Morgan’s regular centre-back partner Robert Huth through suspension.
Shakespeare told a pre-match news conference on Monday that the 33-year-old is progressing well in his bid to lead the hosts out at a sold-out King Power Stadium.
“The final decision will be made tomorrow,” Shakespeare said. “We want to make sure there is no reaction to today’s training.
“He has trained the last three training sessions in which the intensity has been greater [in] every one.
“I am pleased with how he has progressed. I would like to find out from the player how his thoughts are.
“But my eyes tell me this morning we both should be fairly pleased how he has come through.
“We’re in the tie and it’s only 1-0. We need to make sure that we create more, but we also need to be mindful of their players.
“Come tomorrow night we’ll be ready both physically and mentally.”

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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