A number of Leicester City fans have been showing their love for Ricardo Pereira following the “excellent news” of the right-back’s return to action on Monday night.
The 27-year-old was a key man for the Foxes last season, providing great quality down the right flank as well as strong defensive work. Along with Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold, he was arguably the best right-back in the Premier League before disaster struck this year.
Pereira suffered cruciate ligament damage against Aston Villa back in March, ruling him out for many months. On Monday, the Portuguese defender made his long-awaited comeback, playing a chunk of Leicester under-23s’ 2-1 win over their West Ham counterparts.
It was a major step in the right direction for Pereira, who will now hope to feature prominently for the Foxes’ first team as the season progresses.
Leicester’s next game is at home to Fulham next Monday and the defender could make the matchday squad, should Brendan Rodgers decide that he is fit enough for contention. Either way, it is an enormous boost, with Pereira’s quality potentially such a key asset between now and the end of the season.
These Foxes supporters took to Twitter to reveal their happiness at Pereira’s return to action, responding to his social media post.
— CAL (@Calcfcz) November 23, 2020
I avoided Twitter since last night
This is exactly the type of tweet I wanted to see when I returned 💪
— Naijafox🇳🇬🦊 (@LCFCnaija) November 24, 2020
Excellent news to start my day. We have missed you.
— 𝙳𝚊𝚗 𝙲𝚑𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚖 (@radiothechis) November 24, 2020
Welcome back my man pic.twitter.com/BkFuUls5uZ
— Dean Blakey-Tew (@Deanobt) November 24, 2020
Brilliant news. It’s been a long haul. Onwards and upwards 👍😁💙
— Karam R (@Karambo) November 24, 2020
Great to see you back Sir 💙🦊
— Gala Foxes (@Galafoxes) November 24, 2020