Leicester City forward, Jamie Vardy has praised Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for his role as an emergency centre-back during the Foxes 3-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

For the first time in four years, Ndidi started in an unfamiliar role as a defender, partnering Caglar Soyuncu in the center of defence for the Foxes against Slaven Bilic’s Baggies.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was forced to field the Super Eagles’ star as a central defender with Jonny Evans, Wes Morgan and Filip Benkovic all unavailable for selection.

Vardy said the Nigeria international did very well as a central defender considering that he was played out of his natural defensive midfield position.Ndidi25

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Vardy said: “We need to keep going, we need to continue working hard in training, taking into the games.

“Wilf (Ndidi) has played center half today, I think he’s done really well, it is not his natural position”.

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