Nottingham Forest have been bolstered by the news that Tobias Figueiredo is back in training.
The Portuguese defender has not played since suffering a dead leg back in December and his return is a timely one for boss Martin O’Neill.
The 25-year-old has seen his season decimated through injury, playing just 14 times for the Reds.
It has clearly had an impact on Forest.
Figueiredo formed a formidable partnership with Michael Dawson earlier in the season.
Their togetherness saw the Reds go seven games without defeat.
Both players were injured at similar stages and as a result, the Reds have been forced to try several defensive pairings.
With Alex Milosevic and Yohan Benalouane working wonderfully in tandem, Figueiredo might find it tricky to force his way into contention.
The no-nonsense defender is an asset, however, and O’Neill could call upon him before the season is out.
Fans are clearly delighted by this news and have taken to social media.
The Forest defender tweeted regarding his return to training earlier today and it was met with joy.
Seat Pitch rounded up what Forest fans were saying as Figueiredo edges closer to a return to action.
Best defender at the club by far. Welcome back Tobias! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
— Raul Naylor (@notttmfails) March 27, 2019
Great for you to be training again.
— Jazz (@rambler82) March 27, 2019
— Trev T (@TrevorTwaite) March 27, 2019
Big plus! Let’s get you back in the team! Great to you back training!
— michael terkowski (@MTerkowski) March 27, 2019
— Richard M8422 (@RichardM8422) March 27, 2019
It’s great to see you back 🙂
— C (@ifyou_dontshine) March 27, 2019
Just need Dawson and we’ll be almost be back to full strength for that playoff push!!
— James Rooke (@Jrooke9579) March 27, 2019
Hope you get game time soon
— James Rea (@JamesRea82) March 27, 2019
— OWEN (@reidynffc_) March 27, 2019