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Baines to miss out on Burnley this weekend

Injury report ahead of Everton at Burnley

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Dynamo Dresden v FC Everton - Dynamo Dresden Cup 2016
Leighton Baines
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Everton left-back Leighton Baines will not make the trip to Burnley this weekend. Manager Ronald Koeman, speaking during the the pre-match press conference said -

“It is difficult because Leighton did the normal programme to come back - he had good sessions and played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors game against Wigan.

“But then the day after he was a little bit stiff and he went for a scan that showed he had a little setback.

“It is tricky. Maybe we need to wait longer to get him back to 100 per cent. It is difficult to say how long it will take but we will see.”

Winger Aaron Lennon is ready again he said, but will face a late fitness test to be in the squad. Both midfielders James McCarthy and Darron Gibson are also fit and will be available after groin surgeries.

Long-term absentees Muhamed Besic, Tyias Browning (both knee) and Matthew Pennington (hamstring) remain unavailable.

For Burnley, the key loss is midfielder Steven Defour. The Belgian is at the heart of all their play, and will be a big miss for manager Sean Dyche as he plans for the Toffees.

Dyche will be missing two strikers for tomorrow. Ashley Barnes is expected back at the end of the month with a hamstring injury, while Andre Gray is serving the last of his four-game suspension for homophobic tweets a few years ago.

Injury information courtesy of PhysioRoom.