He’s been dropped for a couple of Hearts’ recent matches- but that’s not something that will affect Manchester United loanee Joel Pereira.

The United loanee has made 13 Premiership appearances for the Jambos since his switch from Manchester. In two of the last five games though, he has found himself on the bench.

Pereira is on loan from Manchester United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That isn’t something that fazes him though and he’s eager to prove he has the metal to bounce back from adversities like this, plus any other setbacks that come his way.

“Unfortunately the results have not been great and obviously goalkeeper is a hard position when that is the case because that is usually the first player people look at,” Pereira told the Edinburgh Evening News (page 45, 21/12/19).

“But even when I was dropped from the team, I kept working hard and tried impress the new manager as much as I could. These things happen. You just need to be prepared for it and have the right mentality to react to it.”

Pereira brought back against Accies

After finding himself on the bench against Celtic, Pereira was reinstated as the Jambos goalkeeper against Hamilton. It didn’t exactly go to plan for the Manchester United loanee or his teammates.

The Accies trip didn’t go well for Pereira and Hearts. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hearts fell to a 2-1 defeat in South Lanarkshire. Mickel Miller hit the net first before Will Collar scored a decisive second. It trundled over the line and under the Red Devil.

It leaves his adopted side bottom over Christmas. They need a big performance and points against Hibs when their Edinburgh rivals travel to Tynecastle this Thursday.

Pereira at least, it seems, has the mentality to cope with adversity in Gorgie.

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