Rohr wants more time for Iheanacho at Leicester - FCNaija

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/03/2018

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that he wants to see Kelechi Iheanacho given more game-time at Leicester City.

The 21-year-old switch from Manchester City to King Power Stadium as the Nigeria international has endured a frustrating season so far with six goals coming from just eight starts and 13 substitute appearances in all competitions.

Rohr has said that he was impressed with the forward's contribution off the bench against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend but is keen for Claude Puel to place more faith in the 21-year-old.

The Super Eagles coach told Goal: "Kelechi is doing very well. I'm in touch with his coach - Claude Puel - he's a friend of mine.

"Let him now play a little bit more and I hope he does because it is not enough playing 20 minutes, even if he scores. He has to play more and I hope now he will have the opportunity to play other games and to be fit for our two friendlies."

Nigeria battle Poland and Serbia international friendly match later this month as the three-time African Champions continue their preparations for 2018 World Cup in Russia.