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Bryan Oviedo posts Instagram update

08/07/2014  Comments (13)  jump
Bryan Oviedo has posted a photograph on Instagram that should reassure Everton supporters he is nearing a return to first-team training.

The Costa Rica international suffered a broken leg in the 18th minute of Everton's 4-0 victory over Stevenage in the fourth round of the FA Cup in January.

It resulted in the 24-year-old missing the remainder of the Premier League season and Costa Rica's run to the World Cup quarter-finals in Brazil this summer.

Quotes sourced from Sport Review

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Mike Hayes
1 Posted 08/07/2014 at 17:24:10
It will be great to have him back. He showed he can fill in for Baines and deserves a first 11 starting place.
Steve Woods
2 Posted 08/07/2014 at 19:29:53
IMO Mike, and it may seem like heresy in these parts, but I reckon that Bryan more than "filled in". In the games that he played, I thought he looked a better option than Leighton Baines and that is high praise indeed.

It will be very interesting to see what will happen this season for Bryan; it would be a total waste if he is warming the bench. If he can pick up where he left off, he must be a first-team regular. How RM will accommodate both Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo in the team though will be fascinating...

Matthew Roberts
3 Posted 08/07/2014 at 20:08:03
I agree he did more than fill in, but I still would have Baines in at left-back. I just think his partnership with players like Pienaar is important but we did see Bryan in an attacking position before he got injured. He may well find himself filling in, in both positions, which should give him a fair amount of game time.
Ant Dwyer
4 Posted 09/07/2014 at 00:39:24
I agree with the 3 quotes above. Brian is more than a sub or a stand-in full back.

As a season ticket holder I seen Brian Oviedo look a real handful on the left in midfield, also a fair bit of a menace across on the left too.

Quick feet an a eye for goal plus a fair amount of assists per minute whilst on the pitch, well worth a midfield role for extra cover when Coleman and Bainesy are pushing on. Mirallas on one side an Oviedo on the other.

Andy McNabb
5 Posted 09/07/2014 at 08:24:43
Can I suggest we all take a deep breath on this one. Having him back will be great but he sustained a huge injury. We need to be patient with the lad.
Peter Davies
6 Posted 09/07/2014 at 08:59:05
I would have to agree with some of the comments posted; from what I've seen of him, I think he's a better player than Bainesy!
Stephen Deitz
7 Posted 09/07/2014 at 16:06:29
The idea of Oviedo getting more time could fall in line with MartinezÂ’s plans for Baines as a Defensive Midfielder, no? If Baines plays more a Defensive Midfield role, then Left Back opens up for Oviedo... problem solved.
Christopher Wallace
8 Posted 09/07/2014 at 19:19:15

Although I'm not entirely sold on Bainesy at DM, it most certainly intrigues me!

However, with Barry and McCarthy in any starting 11, it's definitely not gonna happen.

Would like to see a few experiments to see how it goes. Europa League and the spectre of injuries means that it could be very beneficial. I'm confident that Roberto is way ahead of all of us on these matters anyway!

Stephen Deitz
9 Posted 09/07/2014 at 21:08:36

If Gibson is 100% then I think he starts in midfield over Barry, and maybe that takes until October, but youÂ’d have to imagine thatÂ’ll happen. Barry is going to end up playing Europa League or vice versa (as you mentioned). He will essentially become a bench player. I think Pienaar is headed there as well.

All of this leaves more opportunity for Baines to play in that DM role and thus Oviedo at LB. But letÂ’s be honest, IÂ’m just some dude from Maryland, certainly not a manager.

Ernie Baywood
10 Posted 09/07/2014 at 22:37:16
Prior to his injury, he looked very good... but I think claiming he's better than Baines is a bit much. Baines has done it over seasons, not just a short period.

For both ours and his sake let's just hope his treatment and recovery has been a success.

Jim Lloyd
11 Posted 10/07/2014 at 10:07:47
I think we've a good chance of getting a really exciting attack and defence on our left and also there's a chance that Bainsey could become a successor to Ossie. I'm sure that Robbie wil give both Bainsey and Oviedo the opportunity to develop into more fluid ways of playing.

I'll just be glad when Bryan is is back fit and well from that horrendous injury. I think we shouldn't forget Pienaar either. I think we may well have seen the best of him but he'd still make a good squad member for what's going to be a long and exciting season.

Shane Corcoran
12 Posted 10/07/2014 at 10:58:08
Mmmm, I neither think Oviedo is better than Baines nor that Baines will be useful in the centre of midfield.
Harvey Miller
13 Posted 12/07/2014 at 03:18:13
It takes a year to get back from this kind of injury. So we'll have to wait until next year to see the best of him.

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