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Brendan Rodgers hints he'll send out strong side at Spartak Moscow

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Blaise Bourgeois

Leicester City are in Russia for what seems like a must-win Europa League clash against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

The Foxes have only collected a single point from their first two games against Napoli and Legia Warsaw and Brendan Rodgers has suggested he’ll send out much of the side that defeated Manchester United over the weekend.

“We will pick a team to win the game like we always do,” Rodgers said at his pre-match press conference.

“We’ve come off a really good performance and we want to have stability in the team and look to continue with that. We have all of our fit players here because it’s a very important game for us.

“We want to go as far as we possibly can and that’s why this is a big game.

“Our first game against Napoli we should win, but we took one point. The second game (at Legia Warsaw) we lost, so that makes this a very important game if we want to continue and go far in the competition.

“If we can win the game, that puts us in a great position with two home games remaining. I’ve always felt that if you can get to 10 points, you won’t be too far away from the top of the group.

“One team (Legia) already has six points, so all of the others have a bit of work to do, and that includes us. We’ll look forward to that, we’re not frightened of the work or the challenge. We’ll take that on.”

Should Leicester fail to take all three points, it will be a stern challenge for them to qualify for the round-of-32 as it usually takes a bare minimum of eight points to go through.

Over the last few years, the fewest points that qualified for the next round was when Krasnodar went through on seven points five years ago.

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