Arsenal loanee Tyreece John-Jules made his long-awaited comeback from injury in a rare win for Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
Back in January, Tyreece John-Jules picked up a serious hamstring injury whilst on loan with Doncaster Rovers, and he returned three months later to face Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Arsenal had requested that Rovers play John-Jules for no longer than 30 minutes, to ensure they minimised the risk of reinjury. The team were on such a terrible run of form, it was no surprise to see the loan striker coming on as soon as the 60-minute mark passed.
John-Jules entered the fray with Rovers 1-0 up, and he had a couple of key involvements. He created a great chance for Fejiri Okenabirhie, who put his shot just wide. Taylor Richards then made it 2-0 a few minutes later.
Straight from the ensuing kick-off, John-Jules closed down the opposition centre-back and blocked his long ball. He lifted the bouncing ball over the onrushing goalkeeper but it went narrowly wide of the post.
John-Jules tweeted afterwards that it “felt good to be back out there”. The suggestion is that he’ll now make another restricted appearance in the next game against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday, before being free to start normally from then on.