The pitch is laid out for practice before the game Leicester City Women v Durham Women, Women's Championship football match, Farley Way Stadium, Loughborough, UK - 18 Aug 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Leicester City goalkeeper returns to the training pitch following long term injury

Leicester City goalkeeper Demi Lambourne has returned to training following a four-month spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

The 24-year-old Oxford-born stopper has not been seen in Jonathan Morgan’s Leicester City squad since the middle of November when she was an unused substitute as The Foxes won 9-1 at Coventry United in the FA Women’s Championship.

Lambourne damaged ligaments in her ankle and surgery was required to correct the problem. The keeper has recovered well since her operation and Leicester City’s first team goalkeeping coach Tony O’Neill posted a video of Lambourne in her first training session since her injury via his personal Twitter account earlier today.

Lambourne joined Leicester City ahead of their first season in the FA Women’s Championship in 2018/2019 after previously turning out for hometown club Oxford United. The player has made 29 appearances for The Foxes in the FA Women’s Championship in which she has recorded six clean sheets.

With Leicester City targeting promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Lambourne has lost her place to former Everton keeper Kirstie Levell this season. There is no doubting her quality though and the player will be keen to battle to regain her place in the side once she returns to full fitness.

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