Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare reveals injury update on captain Wes Morgan.

WES MORGAN will be given until the very last minute to prove he is fit to face Atletico Madrid tonight.

The Leicester skipper has missed the last six games with a back injury.

But with fellow defender Robert Huth suspended for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg, the Foxes are desperate for the return of their inspirational captain.

Boss Craig Shakespeare said: “He’s come through three training sessions and a firm decision will be made on the day of the game.

“I’m really pleased with the way he’s progressed so far.

“My eyes tell me I should be pleased with the way he’s come through.”

Leicester trail 1-0 in the tie after Atletico scored a controversial penalty which was wrongly given for a shove outside the area.

The Foxes’ sports scientist Tom Joel was also charged by UEFA after being sent off for standing inside the Atletico technical area while handing water out to players.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone and his coaching staff were playing up on the touchline in a bid to influence the officials.

And Shakespeare has told his players to keep their cool tonight no matter what the provocation.

Shakespeare said: “I’m not allowed to comment on referees. The players have to be smart.

“We can’t worry about the opposition bench. We have to be mindful, be smart and keep our own house in order.

“The penalty decision is not gnawing away at me. The last thing the players need is me harping on about it. The referee made his decision – albeit the wrong one.

Source: Daily Star


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