Winger Dion Pereira has temporarily returned to his parent club Luton Town having picked up “a slight injury“, according to Hatters’ boss and former Glovers’ defender Nathan Jones.

There is some confusion around the exact reason behind his absence from the 1-1 draw with Altrincham as Yeovil boss Darren Sarll said the player was “massively fatigued” after playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 defeat to Notts County last weekend.

Either way, it seems unlikely the 22-year-old will be available for Saturday’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie with W*ymouth at Huish Park

Dion Pereira showed glimpses of his quality. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Talking to LutonToday, Jones said: “He’s picked up a slight injury so he has returned, but it is a club we trust because it’s a means to an end really.

“Dion had two weeks of international games so he would have played in the development squad but we’ve snt him to a good club where we know the work is good, the people are good.

“Without being disrespectful, once you go to Yeovil, it is not like you’re sending a player into London with the bright lights to distract them but they go to Yeovil to play football.

“They go down there, they stay down there and they become part of it and that is what we wanted for Dion.

“As it is, he’s picked up a slight injury so we have him back for treatment but it is a good club, a club we trust and we have no problems sending people there.

Speaking to the media ahead of the W*ymouth tie, Sarll said of Pereira: “Dion was not injured, he reported before the game that he was massively fatigued from the Saturday, so I don’t think he’ll be involved for Weymouth because he’s gone back to Luton for treatment.”

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