Andy Murray has accepted a wild card to play at Eastbourne next week.

The former world No.1 goes into the main draw for the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park.

Murray, who underwent surgery in January for a hip injury that has sidelined him since Wimbledon last year, made his return to competitive tennis at the Fever-Tree Open at The Queen’s Club this week, falling to Nick Kyrgios in three sets.

This will be the first time Murray, who is currently ranked No.156 in the world, has played the ATP 250 grass court event since 2006 when it was staged at Nottingham.

He said: “I’m looking forward to getting some more time on the grass courts at Eastbourne this week.

"I played Davis Cup there in 2006 and I know the courts and facilities there are excellent. It was good to get back to competition at Queen's this week, and I'm hoping to build on that next week at Devonshire Park."