Demetri Mitchell returns from injury during loan spell at Hearts

by Leo Nieboer

Demetri Mitchell has recovered from a knee injury in time for the final four games of the season on loan at Scottish side Hearts.

The youngster, who made his first and only senior start for Manchester United against Crystal Palace last season, joined up with Hearts over the January transfer window.

He made an inspired start, scoring a beautiful goal against St Johnstone and claiming three ‘Man of the Match’ awards, only to suffer a knee injury against Kilmarnock which looked to spell a premature end to his time north of the border.

But the left-back has confirmed on his Instagram that he is indeed back training ahead of a possible return to action against Aberdeen this weekend.

Mitchell has missed two months through injury and, by extension, been deprived of what was looking like a wonderful opportunity to get some match experience at a senior level. The way he took to life in the SPFL added to the optimism surrounding his name following an enormously effective performance at Old Trafford in May.

But he will have the chance to impose himself towards the latter stages of the season against Aberdeen, Celtic, Hibernian and Kilmarnock over the next few weeks. Supporters will, no doubt, want to see him once again involved over pre-season given Mourinho’s dearth in left-backs he completely trusts.

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