“Lucas is very popular and the fans realised last season how much they missed him as a player, and being number three is a reflection of his popularity.”
The Brazilian midfielder has been on the sidelines since November when he suffered an ACL injury. He is expected to return just in time for pre-season training, having begun light recovery work towards the end of last season.
The 25 year old showed impressive form in the first half of the season, following on from his form the year before when he won player of the year. He is now undergoing intense rehab work and back running again.
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