Newcastle supporters have got a lot of central defenders to get behind. The Likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar and Ciaran Clark are all fit and available, but the man that these Geordies are desperate to see is currently on his way back to fitness.
— Florian Lejeune (@lejeune_florian) October 29, 2019
Of course, we’re talking about Florian Lejeune, and the Frenchman made his return to action for the club as he featured during the week as the Newcastle U23 side drew 2-2 against their Middlesbrough counterparts. After the draw, the defender took to Twitter, though, and the fans loved it.
So far in his career in the North East, Lejeune has made 37 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt), however, in his time at St. James’ Park he’s also struggled with injuries, suffering back-to-back serious knee injuries (Transfermarkt), although now he’s on the brink of yet another return.
You can see what the Geordies have had to say about Lejeune here:
Massive player for us. Come back stronger.
— Paul White Photo (@PaulWhitePhoto) October 29, 2019
The main man
— CHRIS (@LANGAS1892) October 29, 2019
Best defender we’ve got
— Mack Metcalf (@mack_metty) October 30, 2019
— ToonArmy (@toonarmy_com) October 29, 2019
Hurry back- we need reinforcements!!
— Michael Murray (@mdmurray2007a) October 29, 2019
We love you lad!
— The Geordie Boot Boy (@BootGeordie) October 29, 2019
Great mental strength to come back again this quickly #letank
— nick valentine (@ValentineNick) October 29, 2019
The fans quite obviously love Lejeune, and when he returns there will be a reason for celebration amongst the fans.