As the Premier League season draws to a close, Leicester City faces a crucial home match against West Ham United. The stakes are high, with Leicester’s Premier League status hanging in the balance. Manager Dean Smith has provided an injury update ahead of this must-win game.
Caglar Soyuncu, a key figure in Leicester’s defense, has been ruled out of Sunday’s clash. Despite his best efforts to return to training, Soyuncu’s injury has not healed in time. Smith praised Soyuncu’s character, stating, “No he’s not (fit), Cags tried to get himself back into training yesterday but just felt it, so obviously it’s too close. But the fact that he wanted to push himself with the intention shows a lot of character. He’s definitely out.“
With Soyuncu’s contract expiring at the end of the season, it is likely that this injury marks the end of his tenure at Leicester. Rumors suggest that the centre-back is set to join Atletico Madrid next month.
In brighter news, Kieran Dewsbury-Hall is expected to return to the matchday squad after recovering from an ankle injury. Smith confirmed, “He’s good, he’s been training with us, so he’s available for selection.“
There were also concerns over the availability of Kelechi Ihenacho, Jonny Evans, Ricardo, and Wilfried Ndidi. However, Smith has confirmed that all except Ndidi are fit and ready for Sunday’s game.
Leicester’s recent form has been a cause for concern, with the team failing to secure a victory in their last five games. This match against West Ham is not just a battle for survival, but also a test of character for the Foxes.