James missed the 2-0 home win over Wigan on Saturday as he served a one-match suspension. The midfielder's return to availability means that centre-half Sean St Ledger is the only absentee for manager Nigel Pearson as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Dean Hammond, signed from Southampton prior to the international break, made his debut from the bench at the weekend and will be hoping to start.
The likes of Zak Whitbread, Jeff Schlupp, Ignasi Miquel and Chris Wood, who were also substitutes against the Latics, provide Pearson with further options should he wish to make any changes for what will be Leicester's second of seven fixtures in 22 days.
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