Stearman’s bittersweet return

Harborough district defender Richard Stearman scored his first ever senior goal for Leicester City Football Club ten years ago this week.

He was making his first start for the Foxes since December 2004 in City’s 3-1 win against Millwall at The Walkers Stadium. But it was bittersweet for the Lubenham right-back as he picked up an ankle injury early in the second-half and was set to be out of action for another two weeks.

The England under-18s international drifted in at the far post after 14 minutes to volley home a Stephen Hughes corner which had been flicked on by Patrick McCarthy.

Stearman, now aged 27, is currently on the books at Wolves.

He was a regular in the side that won the League One title in 2013-14 and last summer he signed a new contract to tie him to Wolves until summer 2016.