Leicester City manager Claude Puel has expressed confidence that he possesses players who can cover up for the suspended Wilfred Ndidi ahead of the Foxes’ Premier League home clash against Newcastle United on Saturday.
Nigeria midfielder Ndidi is suspended having been sent off during the 2-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.
It was Ndidi’s second sending off this season after he got his matching orders in a 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace back in December 2017.
Puel pointed out that while Ndidi is a player with unique attributes, Leicester have plenty of talented players within their ranks who can fill the void.
“We have three solutions with [Vicente] Iborra , [Adrien] Silva and [Hamza] Choudhury also available so we will see for Saturday our midfield,” Puel told his club’s official website.
“It’s different attributes than Wilfred and we have to find the solution to give a collective response.
“Wilfred has attributes to recover a lot of balls, he’s strong in midfield and we cannot replace him with the same attributes but we can replace him with a collective response by sharing this part of the job between all the players.”