Henri Lansbury made just his second Championship appearance of the season in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.
It has been a really rotten season for the midfielder due to a number of injury problems.
He played eight minutes against Birmingham City at the end of November, but the clash with Bristol City proved to be just the second time that he had seen some league action during the 2018-19 campaign.
Villa will, understandably, be cautious when it comes to the 28-year-old’s fitness, but his return at this stage of the season is a huge boost for the club.
At the weekend, Villa’s official Twitter account posted a message welcoming Lansbury back to the team.
And that led to a number of the Championship club’s supporters revealing their views – most of which were positive – on the former England Under-21 international.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to his return can be seen below:
We need to see him fit, I don’t believe we have seen even close to what he can be. Really hope he stays injury free and gives Smith something to think about. ??
— Gemma Moore (@Gemmz28) April 14, 2019
Give Super John McGinn a rest now so he doesn’t get suspended and see what a fit Lansbury can do. Be good to see him finally get a run if he’s fully fit.
— no thank you (@godsavesean) April 14, 2019
Play the norwich and Leeds games so McGinn gets a rest and avoids a three match ban. Sorted.
— Kelt Smallpox (@BeefyBiffa) April 14, 2019
Baller when he’s fit to play??
— Adam Clinton (@AdamClinton9) April 14, 2019
…. and not a moment too soon…#partoftheplayoffsquad
— Milburs (@CGM0914) April 14, 2019
He is indeed we will see the best of him next season when he has a Dean Smith fitness based pre season
— Vernon Morrissey (@villa_vernon) April 14, 2019
Hopefully we can keep him fit
— Andrew Maddox (@MaddoxAVFC) April 15, 2019
He looked good when he came on.
Hope he can stay fit cus he’s a proper player.
— Gary Glasgow (@GPDecorating) April 14, 2019