Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell has given his support to teammate Thibaud Verlinden after news of his season ending injury earlier this week.
Verlinden confirmed via his official Twitter account that he would now miss the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury against Preston North End in midweek.
The winger was caught from behind by Preston’s Darnell Fisher, and he was forced off on a stretcher during the defeat at the Bet365 stadium.
Having returned to the Potters from a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers in January, Verlinden has been handed a few appearances by Michael O’Neill.
Arriving at Stoke in 2015 from Belgian side Standard Liege, Verlinden is tipped to have a good future, and he has represented his country at U15, U16, U17 and U19 level.
Teammate Campbell took to his official Twitter to offer the youngster some support:
We’re all with you bro 🙏🏾❤️ https://t.co/U7gJVK98Ga
— Tyrese Campbell (@TyreseKCampbell) February 14, 2020
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Stoke will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Preston when they face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Having improved under Michael O’Neill since he took over from Nathan Jones in early November, Stoke have moved themselves away from the relegation zone slightly – creating a four point gap between themselves and 21st placed Wigan Athletic.