Former Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore made his comeback for Hull City after a long suspension.
Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore made his comeback for the club last night in a Capital One Cup clash against Swansea City.
The BBC had reported Livermore had been cleared to play after a suspension for taking cocaine, which he did so after a personal tragedy.
Livermore played 65 minutes of the match at the KC Stadium, and was given a warm welcome by home fans.
Hull City won the game 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from David Meyler.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Livermore is still only 25, and his reprieve from what would have been a lengthy ban gives him a chance to rescue his career.
While at Spurs he earned an international cap for England, and will be looking to make the most of his second chance.
Manager Steve Bruce told Hull City's YouTube channel after the game that he was delighted to have the midfielder available at the weekend.
He said: "He did very very well. He's like a new player, it's good to have him back."
Bruce added that he would assess Livermore's fitness in training subsequently, before making his mind up whether to include him for this weekend's Championship fixture with Blackburn Rovers.
Here is a look at how fans reacted to seeing him back in action...
Good to see Livermore back, looked really sharp and deserved the reception from the fans #UTT— kul (@KulicWill) September 22, 2015
Also fantastic to see Jake Livermore back tonight. Looked fit, strong and focused. Great reception from the crowd too #WelcomeBackJake— Kathryn Batte (@Kathryn_Batte96) September 22, 2015
That cry of "Livermore, Livermore" when substituted was incredible! #hcafc— Steve Toogood (@Sjp_Toogood) September 22, 2015