Jamie Vardy looking to overcome injury and make history against Newcastle

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy is hopeful of lining up against Newcastle United – despite missing both of England's friendlies through injury

Vardy has scored 12 goals in his first 12 games for Leicester City this season.

And the striker's form earned him a call-up to Roy Hodgson's squad.

Vardy, however returned to his club over the weekend for more treatment after failing to prove his fitness in time to face Spain or France.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri's sweating on his fitness ahead of Saturday's game against Newcastle at St James's Park.

The Daily Mirror report that Vardy – who has a hip problem – is ready to play through the pain barrier.

Vardy, 28, is looking to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches.