‘Great to be back!’ – Ndidi leads Leicester charge

Mazino Dickson

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Nigerian midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight after returning to full time action with his English club side Leicester City.

The box-to-box midfielder was instrumental as the Foxes whipped West Ham United 4-1 on Wednesday to maintain a firm grip on third spot in the English Premier League.

Although he was initially listed as a substitute, Ndidi was forced to play much earlier as Papy Mendy suffered an injury in the 34th minute.

And in his usual manner, the Super Eagles midfield maestro played a pivotal role in ensuring Ayoze Perez and Ricardo Pereira pumped in the needed goals.

Ndidi showed no signs of being leggy or rusty – 13 days after surgery on his knee.

He wasted no time in showing his delight on his Twitter handle.

He has made 21 league appearances for Leicester City this season and scored twice.

Manager’s delight

His quick transition back to his holding position and the result did not go unnoticed by Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

It’s remarkable, really,” Rodgers said after the game.

We were thinking he could only play 25-30 minutes. Obviously he was fine to come on and play a full hour. He is genetically blessed and he recovered very, very well. And he was excellent.”

Leicester’s next Premier League game is at home to Chelsea on Saturday, 1 February (12:30).