The midfield maestro has been out of action since May 2015.

Leicester City’s Matty James with the trophy as he celebrates winning the Barclays Premier League

Leicester City midfielder Matty James has expressed his joy at getting back into action with The Foxes first-team.

The 24-year-old came on for the second-half during a 2-0 victory over Oxford United on Tuesday and it was his first appearance in a Leicester shirt since suffering a horrific knee injury.

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, partner Rebekah Nicholson, Matty James and Middlesbrough’s David Nugent in the stands as fans celebrate after Marc Albrighton (not pictured) scores their fourth goal

James has been back in first-team training since April, but played no part in Leicester’s incredible Premier League title winning season.

James’ last appearance for Leicester before Tuesday evening came against Southampton in May 2015 – so this was his first game back after 14 months without first-team action.

So he was of course ecstatic with making a comeback, sending out this tweet yesterday to highlight his pleasure:

James will of course have a fight on getting into the Leicester City midfield that helped guide them to the league title – but with N’Golo Kante leaving and the club playing in the Champions League, there might very well be a chance for the former Manchester United youngster to get back into the Leicester picture under manager Claudio Ranieri.

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