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Mina’s Everton status unknown due to injury

Marco Silva updates from his pre-match press conference

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Everton host Southampton tomorrow at Goodison Park in their first home game of the season.

In his pre-match press conference earlier today, Marco Silva provided updates on two of Everton’s Deadline Day signings from Barcelona, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Silva was asked how the signings were progressing (quotes courtesy of Liverpool Echo) -

“They are doing what is normal. Some of them I know very well but we have to give them time to settle in our model. After that I will take my decisions.

“Yerry Mina is not available tomorrow. Zouma is if I take the decision. At this moment it is between him and Mason [who plays.]

“Mina is recovering from a small problem in his foot. Our medical staff will give you more updates about the situation. I hope next week I can update you on the situation.

“For all of the new players they have to show me that they are ready and better than the others for me to give them a chance. That is a normal thing in football.”

He was also asked if he could share more details on Gomes’ injury -

“About Andre you already know, he’ll need more time.

“He had an injury in his hamstring during the US tour with Barcelona. He will be back with the team in a few weeks training.

“You are talking about weeks. You never know how a muscle injury reacts but he is recovering well and could start training with us next week and see how he reacts.”