Ben Davies has returned to training for Tottenham – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are ecstatic with the news.
Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 26-year-old has rejoined the first-team squad for training.
The Wales international has been sidelined with an ankle injury since the end of November and only played once since the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager.
But the left-back is now beginning to return to fitness and many expect him to thrive under the Portuguese boss.
Mourinho explained his Tuesday press conference (Football.London) that he expects the full-back could be back in time for the club’s next league match against Aston Villa on 16 February.
A selection of Spurs supporters on social media are delighted to hear Davies is now back in training and believe he can improve them on the pitch.
With Danny Rose completing his loan move in January to Newcastle United, it has left the North London club short of competition in the left-back area and promising 20-year-old Japhet Tanganga has shown his versatility to fill in as the left-sided defender.
But the academy graduate is a centre-back by trade and more comfortable in the middle, which is why Davies look the natural replacement when fit.
Here are some Spurs fans on the Davies update:
Big boost! COYS
— 🇮🇱 (@N17yids1) February 4, 2020
That is great news!
Though he’ll have a tough job getting back into the first team with the mighty Tanganga playing like a legend 😁
— 3️⃣4️⃣ days without a striker (@MattyFrench82) February 4, 2020
Here we go boys, key piece of the Jose-ball puzzle 😁
— SpursLogic (@ItsSpursLogic) February 4, 2020
most underrated player in the team is back, we move pic.twitter.com/T1VE0HttJ7
— Joe (@JoeGTHFC) February 4, 2020
This is big 🔥🔥
— Hols (@HollieAgombar) February 4, 2020
— SpursLetsgo (@rdZZPgdZhrsyJof) February 4, 2020
Davies back = Defence back
— Sean (@seanrspur) February 4, 2020
Huge, I only want him left back with Tanganga at right back. Any other thinking is wrong
— Chael Cormier (@ChaelCormier) February 4, 2020