“For me, it’s about managing my own temptation to bring him in too quickly and his desperation to bring him back in quickly. We need to listen to the sports science and medical teams.

“It’s a collaboration, everyone is together. We all want the same thing, which is for Jack to be on the pitch helping us. We just need to be a little bit more patient.

“Hopefully this time next week I’ll be giving you a different answer and he will be pushing to get himself into the squad.

“I think he knows there is a challenge to do that, but knowing Jack and the character he is, he will back himself to do that and stay there when he gets into the team.”