Rodgers targets summer signings after defeat in first game as Leicester boss

Rodgers targets summer signings after defeat in first game as Leicester boss

Brendan Rodgers' return to the Premier League ended in disappointment as he lost his first game in charge of Leicester with a 2-1 defeat at Watford.

Despite the defeat, Rodgers said he was pleased with what he saw from his charges.

Nobody said Brendan Rodgers had taken the easy option in swopping Celtic for Leicester.

And it looked like being a respectable start to his Foxes reign as Jamie Vardy's 10th goal of the season cancelled out Troy Deeney's early header.

But, after a poor clearance by Kasper Schmeichel, Deeney lifted the ball into the path of Gray and the substitute beat the Leicester goalkeeper in stoppage-time.

"We are still in the hunt, that is something I made clear to the players in the dressing room afterwards", he said, speaking to the Lancashire Evening Post.

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"We don't have the references we have with other coaches and other teams, but the most important thing is to be concentrated on ourselves and on our work".

The 37-year-old was a surprise choice for the Carrow Road hot seat back in 2015, when he moved south from Hamilton, but memorably guided Norwich to the Premier League via the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

"It's true. we don't know what they can do because there is a new manager and maybe they choose other players or another shape", Gracia told a news conference. "It gives us a great opportunity to go forward".

"We were a little bit slow with our passing in the first half, but we still got into some good positions". "There were a lot of good signs".

After the break, it was more of the same and Wilfred Ndidi's 74th-minute cross, which clipped the crossbar, was as close as the Foxes had come to a goal.