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Pre-season: Ndidi returns, Iheanacho on target in Leicester’s win

Wilfred Ndidi stepped on the pitch for the first time in over three months as Leicester City defeated Derby County 3-1 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday afternoon.

Ndidi missed the latter part of last season’s campaign after sustaining a knee injury in Leicester City’s UEFA Europa Conference League clash against Stade Rennes.

The midfielder recently picked up a minor injury in training which derailed his return to action.

The Nigerian started the encounter against the Rams and was replaced on the hour mark by Senegal star Nampalys Mendy.

Ndidi’s international teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho was in action in the game.

Iheanacho, who was also named in the starting line-up, put the Foxes ahead early in the second half.

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