Josh Eppiah

Eppiah: Best Feeling Ever To Be Back

Striker Josh Eppiah described his return for Leicester City's Development Squad following a long-term back injury as the 'best feeling ever' on Friday.
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- Leicester City's Development Squad defeated Wolves 2-0 in Premier League 2 on Friday
- Admiral Muskwe and George Hirst strikes sealed the three points in Telford
- Striker Josh Eppiah returned from a long-term injury in the second half
- Eppiah admits he was 'buzzing' to be back in action for the Club's Under-23s

The talented Academy graduate has battled with a persistent back issue for the past 18 months, but was back on a football field as a second-half substitute at New Bucks Head.

City's youngsters ran out as 2-0 victors in Telford - their first win of the season - courtesy of an early Admiral Muskwe strike and George Hirst's penalty in added time.

Speaking to LCFC TV at full-time, Eppiah discussed his lengthy lay-off and the optimism he now feels having made his long-awaited return for the Club's Under-23s side.

Development Squad

Goals: Wolves U23s 0 Leicester City U23s 2

Watch back the goals as Leicester City's Development Squad sealed their opening win of the 2019/20 season at Wolves.

"It’s been a disappointing one for me, it’s been a long time," he said. "I’ve been out for a year and three months. It’s not easy when you’re young, against age, and an ongoing injury.

"I had a little stress fracture in my lower back and it was just ongoing… it wasn’t healing. I just need to thank the physios and thank God that I’m back on the pitch.

"It’s the best feeling, I can’t explain it. It’s the best thing ever! I'm now just trying to get back into the physicality of the game and I think I’ll get there.

"There’s a break (until Arsenal away on Saturday 14 September) but that gives me more time to get sharp and build my pitch fitness so I’m buzzing, I’m buzzing for the game."

Finishing in the final third was way better and I thought the defence carried the team and the midfielders were good as well. So we’re happy with the result and we can celebrate.

Josh Eppiah LCFC TV

Reflecting on the result itself at Wolves, Eppiah was thrilled by the nature of Leicester's performance, praising his team-mates for their application and work rate.

"We’re buzzing, obviously it was a tough result in the last game (a defeat by Brighton) but we’ve bounced back and I thought the boys were good today," he continued.

"Finishing in the final third was way better and I thought the defence carried the team and the midfielders were good as well. So we’re happy with the result and we can celebrate."

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