Bradley Dack is staying positive in the wake of his second ACL surgery in 15 months yesterday.

Dack saw a surgeon last week after scans revealed he had sustained knee ligament injury in the defeat to Brentford last month.

Surgery was scheduled for this week with Dack now set to begin his rehabilitation which will see him miss the remainder of the calendar year with the injury.

That was to the opposite knee which saw Dack miss 12 months of action between December 2019 and December 2020 after being taken off on a stretcher in the 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic.

It was a similar fate for the 27-year-old, who extended his contract with the club upon his return through to 2023, against the Bees, but Tony Mowbray says Dack is staying positive.

He said: “He’s been around all week, hopefully it’s going to be very successful and he can start his rehab as soon as he can. He’s been upbeat, that’s a strength of his. He’s staying positive and over the next week or so we’ll see him back at the training ground and hopefully his mentality is still strong.”

Dack has posted a message of thanks to fans who have shown their support to the club’s talisman who faces another lengthy rehabilitation period. The players also wore t-shirts of support to Dack ahead of the 0-0 draw with Bristol City.

He was just starting to find his form, with the Brentford defeat his third successive start which came on the back of goals against Millwall and Swansea City.

“It’s a massive sense of pride to know that I’m well thought of and to receive that support and all the messages,” Dack said.

“It’s a cruel game, but it’s part and parcel of football and I’ve been alright. I knew what it was straight away so I got my head around it quickly.

“I’ve done it before so it should be easier the second time. It’s been tough to take but I’ve got good people around me and at the club that will look after me so I’m ready to attack it again.”