- Thu Mar 1 4:43 PM
Okazaki last featured for Leicester in the 1-1 draw with Swansea City on February 3 and missed two league games as well as the FA Cup fifth-round win over Sheffield United with a knee injury.
- Tue Feb 27 12:30 PM
Newcastle are waiting on a further scan on Jonjo Shelvey
's knee after the midfielder was injured against Bournemouth on Saturday.
- Sun Feb 25 8:39 AM
SkySports Manager Eddie Howe says Jermain Defoe
's return to fitness has given everyone at Bournemouth a lift. Howe now wants his side to bounce back from a disappointing loss at Huddersfield and return to their previous impressive form. Newcastle visit and more »
|I'm really pleased for Junior,
Howe said. He's had a long time out of action, but it didn't look like that when he played earlier this week.
I am really pleased for Junior. He has had a long time out of action, but it didn't look like it when he played,
I'm so pleased when any player gets that number of opportunities – it means their positioning is very good and their intelligence levels very high,
He [Vardy] is a very good player, an outstanding centre forward who has done really well in recent seasons,
Howe said. Whether the break inspires him, from our perspective we obviously want to keep him quiet and try to deal with his main strengths.