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Mousa welcomes Sandro return

Posted on 6 March 2014  - 12:21

Mousa Dembele has welcomed the return to action of midfield comrade Sandro.

Mousa and Sandro embrace in the Dnipro second legSandro in action against Cardiff

The popular Brazilian international is back in the fold after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, and played his part in consecutive home wins last week.

He started our Europa League round of 32 second leg victory against FC Dnipro – his first appearance since suffering a hamstring problem against Liverpool on December 15 – before stepping off the bench to shore things up in the latter stages of Sunday’s Premier League triumph against Cardiff.

Central midfield colleague Mousa , who played 90 minutes in both games, is delighted to see Sandro back in the picture – and feels the availability of the tough-tackling fans’ favourite is “very important” as we enter a decisive month of games.

“I think he’s done very well,” Mousa said, reflecting on Sandro’s arduous road back to fitness. “He was out for a long time and I’m happy for him – he’s shown everyone this week that he’s back.

“We need all our players back and fit to push everyone to play better – including myself. It’s a tough month ahead.”