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Everton confirm health of McCarthy and Coleman before Swansea match

In a bit of good news, the team has welcomed back to full health the Irish Internationals.

Everton welcome back the Irish Internationals.
Everton welcome back the Irish Internationals.
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Everton looks to welcome back James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman to the team after both had a spell on the shelf with injuries. While neither is confirmed to start this weekend they will see a lot of action in the next two weeks with five fixtures on the calendar. It looks like both might see their first action on Wednesday away against Manchester City in the second leg of the Capital One Cup.

The team will be especially glad to get Coleman back on the field as they have struggled to fill the right back spot with several different options from Bryan Oviedo to Ramiro Funes Mori. They even had a very near deal with Sam Byram rejected by the player to join West Ham just to fill this hole. If Coleman was not ready for this next two weeks the team could quickly be exposed as lacking depth at the position.

On the other end the loss of McCarthy instead has brought Muhamed Besic to the forefront and made him quickly into a fan favorite. Surely both will see plenty of game time during this busy spell, but it will be interesting to see how Roberto Martinez plays them afterwards and does he bend to fans wishes and play more of Besic or stick with McCarthy. Based on his history with "his" players it's likely McCarthy starts if healthy, but will create more tension with the fans surely if it doesn't work out.