Brendan Rodgers expects Demarai Gray to remain at Leicester with no bids received ahead of deadline day

“When you sit down as we do every day and plan training, looking at the squad, you think we need more defenders, and we certainly do,” said Irvine, who oversaw the team again against Leicester in the continued absence of manager David Moyes, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

“As you’ve seen the players we have available right now are more than capable of doing the job, I just think the big issue is more the fact that we were light in terms of numbers and competition.

“It is not a fact that we don’t have good defenders, it is more a case of if we lost a defender over the course of the season through injury or suspension then we are light.”


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