Aleksandar Tunchev back in frame with Leicester City

Aleksandar Tunchev (left) and Blackpool's Billy Clarke
Tunchev (left) got some much-needed game time for Crystal Palace

Leicester City's Aleksandar Tunchev has been offered hope he can resurrect his career with the Foxes after returning from a loan spell at Crystal Palace.

The 30-year-old defender was signed by manager Nigel Pearson during his first spell in charge in 2008.

But Tunchev has been plagued by injury and has played just 31 games for City.

Assistant boss Craig Shakespeare told BBC Radio Leicester: "He's trained the last week or so and played in a reserve game and gives us selection problems."

Bulgarian international Tunchev made just two substitute appearances for Leicester last season, but he signed a one-year deal in August before immediately joining the Eagles, where he played 10 games before re-joining City last month.

And Shakespeare is thrilled to see him back in contention for the Foxes after such a miserable time with injuries.

"He looked a good player when he was here with all the attributes he has and is in contention for (the game against Peterborough on) Saturday," Shakespeare added.