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Brendan Rodgers’ Jamie Vardy warning to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over golden boot race

Brendan Rodgers has sent a warning to Jamie Vardy’s rivals for the Premier League golden boot, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looking to close the gap on the Leicester City striker.

The former England international currently sits at the top of the goalscoring charts, having netted 17 league goals this season, with Aubameyang trailing by three goals, having scored 14.

However, Vardy has now gone five-and-a-half games in the league without a goal, with the run stretching to seven in all competitions.

But, ahead of Friday night’s Premier League game against Wolves, Leicester boss Rodgers backed his striker to re-find his goalscoring boots for the end-of season running.

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“He’s refreshed and he’s ready to make an impact in the final part of the season,” said Rodgers, as reported by Leicestershire Live. “These things happen. Part of that was he was out injured and was working his way back in.

“I’ve no doubt that he’s the player that will always be the threat and he’s always going to get those opportunities.

“It’s the responsibility of the team to create opportunities for him because he’s that type of striker. He needs the last pass, or the cross. In a few games he’s been unfortunate not to score.”

Vardy is currently in action for Leicester against Wolves, but was unable to find the net in the first half of the game.