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() 'He understands he is not entitled to anything': Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers insists James Maddison is ready to fight to earn first England cap James Maddison was part of England's squad to face Bulgaria and Kosovo But midfielder failed to make an appearance in either as he waits first cap The 22-year-old also featured in Gareth Southgate's side squad last October Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers insists Maddison is ready to earn first cap

By Sean Taylor, Press Association

Published: 15:37 BST, 12 September 2019 | Updated: 15:37 BST, 12 September 2019

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Leicester midfielder James Maddison knows he is not entitled to England caps, according to his club manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 22-year-old was expected to make his senior debut against Kosovo this week after missing out during the Three Lions' 4-0 victory against Bulgaria on Saturday. However, he was left on the bench at St Mary's.

It was the second time Maddison had been called up by Gareth Southgate, having made the squad for the Nations League fixtures with Spain and Croatia last October. He did not play then either.

James Maddison was left on the bench for England during the international break

James Maddison was left on the bench for England during the international break

'I spoke to James and he really enjoyed his time away with England, even though he didn't play. He's a young player and he's been doing great and playing well and he understands he is not entitled to anything,' said Rodgers.

'He is part of a young talented squad of players and not every player that goes there can play. He is determined to carry on working hard and playing well. He will hope with his talent that he will get some game time with England in the future if he keeps playing well for

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