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Rodgers’ family set to move to England earlier than expected after break in

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has boosted security at his Scottish home and will move his family down quicker than planned after a break in.

Police Scotland were called to the property in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, at around 1.55am on Wednesday.

His wife and step-daughter, Charlotte and Lola, were in the house and a number of items were stolen but no-one was injured.

The 46-year-old left Parkhead last week to take over at the Foxes, sparking anger among some Celtic fans.

“I’ve got a really good friend in Lord Willie Haughey, who is up there and was brilliant and got a security team in straight away,” said Rodgers.

“They will be there inside and outside the house until she leaves.

“I just made sure they are secure up there. Our plan was to keep Lola in school in Glasgow until the end of term. Then I was going to buy a house down here and they would all move. This makes that happen a bit quicker now.

“I assume the house was watched and they assumed no-one was in.

“Charlotte didn’t hear the house being broken into at the back and they came in and ransacked the bottom of the house then went on a wander through the upstairs.

“She heard voices and was daydreaming and thought maybe it was me back.

“They came into the room and then panicked. We have a panic button for the police and she hid in the bathroom and called me.

“I didn’t hear the phone because I was deep in sleep but I saw a missed call and rang about 3.30 and she told me what happened.”

Police Scotland confirmed an investigation is underway with Rodgers losing several of his medals.

“Yeah, I’ll have to try to get some more,” he smiled.

Meanwhile, Rodgers is preparing for his first home game in charge against struggling Fulham on Saturday.

He suffered a last-minute defeat in Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Watford in his first match.

Rodgers added: “All games are very difficult to forecast. People will look at chunks of five games and think ‘right, you can get points here’ but you never know what the other team is going to bring to the game.

“Scott (Parker) has come in and Fulham had a good performance last week, so he will want to continue with that this weekend.”

Marc Albrighton (hamstring) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) are out but Jamie Vardy is fit after needing stitches in his tongue following a clash with Ben Foster last week.

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