Brereton-mania is alive and well as a social media campaign smashed through Rovers’ 10,000 ‘likes’ barrier in a matter of hours.

Ben Brereton returned to Rovers on Wednesday after his summer of starring on the international stage for Chile.

He qualified for the South American country with Chile the country of his mother’s birth, with the 22-year-old pledging his allegiance to La Roja in May.

The attacker went on to make five appearances for Chile in the Copa America and established himself in the side, as well as winning the hearts of the Chilean faithful.

Paying homage to his family history, he wore ‘Brereton Diaz’ on the back of his shirt, with the squad No.22. He wore 19 for Rovers in his debut season of 2018/19 before switching to 20 for the last two campaigns, with the big question upon his return being what he would wear next season.

Brereton said he had given thought to changing the name on the back of his shirt for the upcoming campaign, but is now committed to do so after Rovers set supporters a challenge of reaching 10,000 ‘likes’ on social media.

With a little help from South America, the target was reached in a matter of hours given Brereton’s new-found fame, and army of online followers.

“I have spoken to my friends and family and my mum wanted me to have Brereton Diaz which is what I think it will be,” Brereton said before the decision to leave up to supporters.

“I have told Carl, the kitman, I will let him know.”