Leicester manager stops Vardy from shooting in training to keep legs fresh

Leicester City

Leicester City chalked up their fifth consecutive clean sheet with a 2-0 win at relegation candidates Sunderland on Sunday.

The Guardian are reporting how Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has taken to banning star striker Jamie Vardy from shooting in training, in an effort to keep him fresh for the title run-in.

Following Vardy's brace in the Foxes' 2-0 win a Sunderland on Sunday, the England forward spoke of how his enthusiasm is being curbed during training sessions.

“I don’t really get the chance to practise that much on my finishing because we have our shooting drills early in the week when the gaffer’s wanting me to rest my legs," he said. "So normally, when there’s a bit of shooting, the gaffer tells me to go inside! I’ll keep doing that if it means I’m saving my legs – and goals – for games.”

The former Fleetwood marksman broke a run of six Premier league games without a goal at the weekend, and he now looks like he is back firing on all cylinders - something that the East Midland club will most certainly need as they approach the home stretch.

Vardy's form has inspired Ranieri's men all season. He has played in all 33 of their Premier league games, scoring 21 times while chipping in with six assists.

His form has made it next to impossible for England manager Roy Hodgson to leave him out of the starting eleven at the Euros this summer. 

The Foxes continue their push for the title at home to West Ham United on Sunday in the lunchtime kick-off.

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