Southampton defender Jeremy Pied returned to training on Wednesday after being on the sidelines since August with a serious knee injury.
The Frenchman only moved to St Mary’s on a free transfer from Nice last summer, but he made just one appearance for the club on the opening day of the season against Watford before suffering the injury 12 days later.
The south coast outfit announced on Twitter that the 28-year-old was back on the training pitch, and he will look to challenge the likes of Cedric Soares and Cuco Martina in the right-back slot in the closing stages of the season.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 22, 2017
He will face a tough task to displace the former though, who has become a vital part of the side in recent weeks.
Following the news of Pied’s return, Southampton supporters were quick to welcome their summer addition back into action.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction from Saints fans…
— Southampton News (@SouthamptonHQ) March 22, 2017
— Arthur (@ArthurCogger) March 22, 2017
— Rob (@RowsellRob) March 22, 2017
— Daz Humby (@dazboh) March 22, 2017
— Madmarky01 (@Madmarky01) March 22, 2017
— Kieran Kater (@kierannkater98) March 22, 2017
— Mark Baker (@MB22009) March 22, 2017