Speaking at the "An Audience with Roberto Martinez" event at the Titanic Hotel this evening, the manager revealed that the Belgian has stepped up his rehabilitation and joined the squad for the first time since pulling up with the injury in the first half of the Merseyside derby in September.
Martinez suggested last week that the current international break would be an important spell for Mirallas as he builds towards a possible return around the end of the month.
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1 Posted 13/11/2014 at 23:12:38
2 Posted 13/11/2014 at 23:11:06
You don't realise how much you miss Mirallas until he's out injured a while, we have missed his direct way of playing and his goals.
Hoping his recovery just goes well now and he is back soon.
3 Posted 13/11/2014 at 23:24:27
4 Posted 14/11/2014 at 00:52:51
5 Posted 14/11/2014 at 01:37:56
6 Posted 14/11/2014 at 08:35:00
We have the wingers back just in time to clear space on the treatment table for our central midfield...
7 Posted 14/11/2014 at 09:22:33
8 Posted 14/11/2014 at 09:43:16
9 Posted 14/11/2014 at 10:33:48
10 Posted 14/11/2014 at 11:13:17
Definitely a side with the quality to push for a top four place Â– if it performs. And with options on the bench like Osman, Distin, Naismith, Gibson, McGeady and, at a stretch, Atsu and Besic, this could be a really exciting 'Christmas revitalisation' (a la OFM) if everyone stays fit. 2015 could see a strong push for the top 4.
11 Posted 14/11/2014 at 12:09:52
12 Posted 14/11/2014 at 12:09:36
Didn't we have a similar problem with Mirallas's hamstring when he first signed two years ago?
Think he was ruled out for two months before Christmas and then we kind of rushed him back and I recall him limping off during a freezing cold FA Cup tie at Bolton not to be seen again for another six weeks or so.
He's a a massive player and it's fair to say none of the other wide players have stepped up greatly in his absence, well maybe McGeady a tad but not much.
13 Posted 14/11/2014 at 12:19:57
14 Posted 14/11/2014 at 12:55:58
15 Posted 14/11/2014 at 13:19:26
Jim, I was thinking that Oviedo could be back quite soon, considering he's had his screws removed, surely he's nearing fitness?
17 Posted 14/11/2014 at 16:23:20
18 Posted 14/11/2014 at 22:42:05
Great to hear KM is nearing a return. He's the one. Not even necessarily our best player but you just have to have someone who is prepared to break the lines and add a bit of unpredictability to the play. Even on his bad days he changes how teams setup against us.
19 Posted 14/11/2014 at 23:15:05
McCarthy is solid and will be missed if he cannot make the Hammers game but they should be able to take the points with what they have, which is a lot more than West Ham have, even if they have been an improvement this season.
Everton should score goals as they did against Arsenal, Chelsea and Palace, (three other London teams) but they failed to get the three points so hopefully with Kev available things will be different.
20 Posted 15/11/2014 at 09:51:54
21 Posted 16/11/2014 at 11:17:34
A fully fit squad?????
22 Posted 16/11/2014 at 12:29:30
Perhaps that's why there is no rush to get Kone back in the fray!
23 Posted 16/11/2014 at 13:04:48
No point in rushing Kone back until he is absolutely 100%.
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