Former Leicester City striker Emile Heskey has hailed the club’s promotion to the Premier League after a 10-year absence from the top flight. The Foxes, who put themselves on the verge of completing their mission on Friday night with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, still needed results to go their way this weekend in order to see their return to the big time confirmed. With third-placed Queens Park Rangers and play-off contenders Derby County both on the end of morale-sapping defeats, Leicester’s elevation was sealed, while Burnley remain strong favourites to take the second automatic promotion spot. Ex-England international Heskey, who now plays his football for Newcastle Jets in the Australian A-League, followed proceedings from Down Under and rejoiced on social media site Twitter. The 36-year-old, who started his career at Leicester and served them for six years before a high-profile switch to Liverpool, said: “Congratulations to the Foxes, back where we belong!! #EPL #TheFoxes #LeicesterCity #FilbertStreet #KingPower.”Watch Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday. 24-hour Sky Sports day pass for only 9.99. No contract.