Jamie Vardy will play a part against Tottenham - Ranieri

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy may start against Tottenham on Wednesday after returning from injury  
Nick Mashiter

JAMIE VARDY is set to make his Leicester comeback after returning to full training.

The England striker joined in with the Foxes squad on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham. Vardy missed last Sunday's 2-2 FA Cup draw at White Hart Lane as he was recovering from a minor groin operation earlier this month.

He had done some light training away from the squad on Monday, but has now rejoined the group and the Foxes expect to have him available to face Spurs. Claudio Ranieri had planned to assess his 15-goal top scorer on Tuesday and believed Vardy, who has not netted in his last four games, would be ready.

He said on Monday: "Jamie had a problem for a month, more or less, and he continued to play. Now, without the problem, he is much better. I'll see if he starts from the beginning or if he is ready to come with me on the bench. Every time, he wants to play, I know him."

The Foxes, second in the table and two points behind leaders Arsenal, are four points ahead of Tottenham but have not won in their last four games in all competitions. 

Ranieri, meanwhile, has claimed Leicester's January transfer business is already over. The Foxes chief insists he does not expect to make any more signings to aid their surprise title challenge. Winger Demarai Gray signed from Birmingham for £3.75million and made his debut in the FA Cup draw at Tottenham.

"The transfer market is finished for us," said Ranieri.

"I am only interested in my players and no-one goes away. Business is finished. There is no temptation [to make a big signing to push for the top four]. You think with one big player we'll arrive in the Champions League? Possibly, but you can't be sure.

"Step-by-step, we are building to try in the future to fight for the Champions League. Now, this is a crazy league and we fight to achieve the maximum. There are three, four or five teams ahead of us. They are building and then, slowly, we arrive."


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