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Monday 29 May 2017

Vardy back in frame for Spurs league clash

Jamie Vardy is tied as the league’s joint top-scorer on 15 goals with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku: P A Wire
Jamie Vardy is tied as the league’s joint top-scorer on 15 goals with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku: P A Wire

Striker Jamie Vardy has trained with Leicester City and is in the frame to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League tomorrow, manager Claudio Ranieri said.

Vardy, who is tied as the league's joint top-scorer on 15 goals with Everton's Romelu Lukaku, had a minor groin operation that ruled him out of Sunday's 2-2 draw at Tottenham in the FA Cup third round.

"Jamie Vardy is getting better and this morning he warmed up with the team. Tomorrow I will check on him," the Italian told reporters.

"The little problem he had with the little operation is done and he can run normally without any problem."

Leicester are second in the table, four points ahead of Spurs in fourth, and Vardy has been instrumental in their charge up the standings.

The team have faltered in the league in recent weeks, however, losing 1-0 at Liverpool before drawing 0-0 at home to Manchester City and Bournemouth, a slump that has coincided with their prolific forward's injury.

Ranieri praised his squad players as they earned an FA Cup replay with a draw at Tottenham in the absence of key duo Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. The Foxes were a little over a minute away from booking their place in the fourth round only for substitute Harry Kane to slam home a late penalty to level the scores at 2-2.

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