Curtis Davies has admitted his gratitude to parent club Aston Villa after the central defender was allowed to extend his loan stay at Leicester until January.
The 25-year-old joined the Foxes in October for an initial month-long loan and he has so far made four appearances for Sven Goran Eriksson's Championship outfit.
Davies has slipped down the pecking order at Villa behind James Collins, Richard Dunne, Carlos Cuellar and Ciaran Clark.
He was one of half-a-dozen players made available for transfer in the summer by previous Villa boss Martin O'Neill if an acceptable offer was received.
Davies is therefore relishing the chance to take part in first-team football, telling Leicester's official website: "I am really enjoying my football at Leicester City and it is great to be playing regularly again.
"I am very grateful to Aston Villa for allowing me to extend my deal, and I look forward to playing a key role in our attempts to move up the Championship table."
Executive Director Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn added: "Curtis is a quality footballer and has the character that we are looking to bring to the club.
"He has Premier League calibre and securing Curtis for this extension underlines our intentions and ambitions."