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Rodgers' post-match speech had Leicester players buzzing, says Stowell

Leicester caretaker boss Mike Stowell said Brendan Rodgers' rousing speech after victory over Brighton inspired his new squad. Photo: PA

Leicester caretaker boss Mike Stowell said Brendan Rodgers' rousing speech after victory over Brighton inspired his new squad.

Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy struck to seal a gritty 2-1 win as Rodgers watched from the stands at the King Power Stadium.

The 46-year-old joined from Celtic earlier on Tuesday, signing a deal until 2022.

Davy Propper pulled a goal back but Leicester hung on to rise to 10th in the Premier League.

Rodgers spoke to the squad afterwards and left an instant impression.

Stowell said: "He's just come into the dressing room after the game. He was very positive, bouncing. We're all desperate to start working with him.

"He said before that he was just going to leave it and observe from up there. He said call the subs yourself and just get on with it but he's going to bring something special to the club.

"He spoke and the lads were in awe listening to him. He said 'I've only left to come here for one reason and that's to work with this group of players'. That speaks volumes for this young group of players."

Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy struck to seal a gritty 2-1 win as Rodgers watched from the stands at the King Power Stadium. Credit: PA

Rodgers believes he is taking over a squad with "huge potential".

He told LCFC TV: "It's a young squad, a very dynamic squad, it's got huge potential and you've got some of the players with good experience also.

"It feels great. I know I'm joining a fantastic club that has grown so quickly over these last few years."