Leicester City manager, Brendan Rogers has heaped praises on Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho after scoring a hat-trick at the weekend to help the Foxes to a 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, reports.


Iheanacho opened the scoring for his side in the first half before adding two further goals in the second half, with Rogers particularly impressed with the player’s performance over the last few games.


“He was outstanding, not just in his goals, but his overall work-rate. He had a big responsibility today, in terms of dropping into space, finding that pocket that was just on the back of the midfield, and I thought he did that very, very well.


“He’s a great guy. He deserved the three goals. He had one or two other opportunities, but we’re all delighted for him,” Rogers enthused.


The 24-year-old has now scored 10 goals in all competitions for the Foxes whilst also adding 3 assists as the Foxes focus on securing a top 4 finish this campaign.