Everton travel to Crystal Palace tomorrow with three crucial points at stake. Speaking ahead of the game in his pre-match press conference, interim manager David Unsworth provided updates on the injury status of multiple players, starting with Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman.
“Ross is back in the gym. I saw him running the other day in the gym so he’s coming along nicely.
“Seamus was away with Ireland, he did some work over there. So Seamus is progressing along nicely as well.”
Unsworth also added that winger Yannick Bolasie has been working out on the pitch as well.
“Yannick has started training, he’s had a couple of sessions with our Under-23 group which is great, so we’ve introduced the ball with him now and he plays around himself so that’s great.
“He’s chomping at the bit, so we just got to be controlled with that, since he’s been out for such a long time, from such a serious injury.
“As we were, we’re all progressing nicely.”
The manager also added that a couple of players with minor knocks like Tom Davies and James McCarthy were either fit and available again or progressing well.
“James is coming along nicely as well. He won’t be available for the weekend.
“Tom is fine. After a scan there was nothing there, so Tom is available for the trip to Palace.”
Coleman being back in training is making football fans happy all over -
“It’s great. He’s such a top guy, a great influence in the dressing room.
“It was a horrific injury. You never want to see anybody go through that, but he’s come through it, he’s very positive and it’ll be fantastic to get him back.”
Defender Cuco Martina has also recovered from the scary-looking fall that he sustained at Olympique Lyonnais -
“Cuco has trained all week and trained really well, so he will be available for the squad tomorrow.”
With Davies available again, looks like Unsworth is going to have a few choices when he selects his midfield tomorrow and the subsequent starting eleven.