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Injured Everton midfielder in line for quick return

Ireland are targeting McCarthy to be fit for next international break

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After suffering a horrific double leg-break in mid January of this year, Everton midfielder James McCarthy is finally closing in on a return to action, starting with the Under-23 side in the very near future.

In a report from Irish daily Independent it is expected that McCarthy will not only be fit but also expected to contend for a spot in the squad for the next international break in just over a month in early October.

McCarthy has been spotted around Finch Farm and while he’s not been training with the first team squad, as he nears a return expect him to get more face time soon with manager Marco Silva.

Everton’s midfield situation has been beset with injury early into the 2018-19 season, with first Morgan Schneiderlin missing a couple of games and now Idrissa Gueye recovering from a knee sprain. Beni Baningime has been out for some time now with an ankle issue, and while Tom Davies has stepped in for the last few games, his performances have been up and down and discontent has been rumbling in the fanbase.

A quick return to the game for the 27-year-old will do Silva’s gameplan and squad depth a lot of good, so here’s wishing McCarthy a speedy recovery.