Eriksson considers Ball offer

Left-back may return to game with Foxes after two-year absence

Eriksson: Has offered Ball the chance to earn a route back into the game

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Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has hinted he could be offering a contract to Michael Ball.

Eriksson handed the former Everton and Rangers left-back his solitary England cap in 2001 before Ball played under the Swede at Manchester City.

The 31-year-old has been without a club since leaving City in July 2009 but has been on trial with Leicester, travelling on their tour of Sweden.

Ball has impressed Eriksson during pre-season, featuring in victories over IK Sirius and Vasalunds.

And Eriksson has admitted Ball could well do enough to earn a deal with the Championship promotion hopefuls.

"If he goes on like this, without getting injuries, I am sure we will offer him a contract," said the Leicester boss.

Valuable experience

"He is a good player, he is experienced and he is good for the dressing room."

Ball has trained with Wigan and Blackpool during the last two seasons without earning a contract with either club.