Everton look to be turning things around after a slow start to the 2014-15 campaign. The club has endured a number of injuries to key components of the squad, causing depth issues and ending in some unwanted results. Now, however, the team are nearly back to full strength, and that strength has brought with it two dominant Premier League victories in two tries.
Manager Roberto Martinez had more good news for Evertonians in an interview with Everton TV on Tuesday. The boss announced that Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo would be participating in closed-doors matches in an effort to return to full fitness and the first team. Their return will surely contribute to the depth of the team, which has been a dilemma for Martinez's side with this year's addition of European football.
Oviedo, a defender, has already made a few appearances for Everton this season, but suffered a setback to his leg injury in this month's loss against Manchester United. Kone, a forward, is coming back from last season's knee injury and has yet to play for the Blues this year. Here's what Martinez had to say about the two players:
"Bryan is doing really well and sometimes you have to stop him a little bit because he is so enthusiastic. Arouna is in the same boat as Bryan but the only thing with him is that we are being careful we don't overload him with work."
Kevin Mirallas and John Stones are the only two remaining players on the Everton injury sheet. According to the Everton website, Stones is due to return in December while it is unknown when Mirallas will recover.