Ben Youngs set to make Leicester return for clash against Northampton

Ben Youngs has recovered from a knee injury
Ben Youngs has recovered from a knee injury

England international Ben Youngs is set to make a comeback for his club Leicester Tigers following a recovery from a knee injury.

The 28-year-old is available for Saturday's clash when Leicester Tigers host Northampton Saints as they bid to keep their play-off hopes alive in the ongoing season of Aviva Premiership.

Youngs tore his medial collateral ligament during England's Six Nations victory over Italy earlier this year and was taken off the pitch on a stretcher with his leg heavily strapped.

Apart from Youngs, Mike Williams, Brendan O'Connor and Jonah Holmes have also returned to training and are in contention for the weekend's game.

Meanwhile, Manu Tuilagi, who suffered a chest injury is nearing full fitness and is expected to be available for Round 21 clash against Newcastle Falcons on 27th April.

Leicester Tigers are currently positioned third in the Aviva Premiership table with 12 wins from 19 games.