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Sam Allardyce gives Seamus Coleman update

We all miss the Irishman.

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Neil Taylor is my least favorite footballer on earth. I can’t stand the sucker.

Sorry, not on topic, but someone had to say it. Sam Allardyce reported earlier today that Seamus Coleman is working out with the ‘rehab lads’, and is progressing nicely but still has some ways to go from returning to action after what the Welsh fullback did to him nine months ago. At this rate, it looks unlikely that Coleman will return before the end of January.

Thankfully, the arrival of Sam Allardyce has solidified the defense. How, exactly, Sam has managed to do that with the personnel he’s had on hand at times I will never know, but it’s held together. All in all this is shaping up to be a lost season for Seamus, even if he does return it will probably take him the rest of the year to get back to full fitness.

It’s a shame, really, because Coleman is absolutely heroic both on and off the pitch, and he’s the exact kind of football player that makes us all love our team so much. The perfect embodiment of the People’s Club and playing the Everton way.

As Everton bolsters their squad this January, all indications are that more cover for Coleman will not be sought. Youth product Jonjoe Kenny and cardboard cutout Cuco Martina will continue to be trusted. However, at this juncture the return of Coleman would be like a transfer boost in itself, even if he isn’t completely up to his usual speed his experience and fortitude would be more than welcome on the right flank.

With Yannick Bolasie finally back in action, we look forward to our other beloved wide player getting back on the pitch for the Toffees as soon as possible.