WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City warms up ahead of the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on September 13, 2020 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi has been so consistent and it’s one of the reasons French midfielder Papy Mendy has spent more time on the bench.

Ndidi who remain one of Rodgers favourite soldiers has been sidelined with injury for over four week and Mendy has stepped up to replace him.

Since his introduction into the team, the Frenchman, Mendy has been impressive and chunk out consistent performances on his own.

Speaking ahead of Leicester City’s Europa league game with AEK Athens, Rodgers says the midfielder lack of game in recent seasons is down to the level and form of Wilfred Ndidi.

“He’s a defensive midfield player, tactically very good, understands the role, and does a lot of dirty work for the team.

“Of course, before he’s played with Wilf [Ndidi], who’s something similar beside him and it’s probably where both those players need someone creative beside them.

“I think because of Wilf’s form, certainly since I’ve been here, he’s been so consistent, Wilf, and it’s been difficult for Papy to play but it really shows you the mark of the guy – how well he has trained, how concentrated he has been. He never lost his focus and was always there if an opportunity came to give his very best.” he told the club’s website.

Ndidi is expected to back to action towards end of November, the midfielder went under knife after suffering abductor injury.

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