BRENDAN Rodgers confirmed frontman Jamie Vardy would be fit to feature against Saints, along with playmaker James Maddison.

The Foxes boss was forced to leave out the star duo in their 4-0 FA Cup victory over Stoke last weekend, due to respective hip and knee problems.

But both of the pair are poised to return for the visit of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men to King Power Stadium on Saturday (8pm).

“Both of those players will be available,” said manager Rodgers.

“It was not so much a rest at Stoke, they actually couldn’t play – or if they did play then there was going to be huge risk for them.

“They have had ongoing issues over the course of the season, unfortunately, and that was a game where we saw a window to get some medical work done with them knowing we had other players who could come in and play.

“But that has worked well for us as they have rejoined the group this week and will be available for the weekend.”