Roberto Martinez has announced that the Costa Rican will be in the line-up at left back to face Barnsley in the Capital One Cup second round tie against Barnsley at Oakwell tomorrow night.
"Bryan Oviedo will start," Maritnez said in his press conference at Finch Farm this afternoon. "It will be a good feeling to see him back – he has missed out on a lot of football. He has been working hard.
"He's fully refreshed, desperate to be on the pitch. He feeds off strong feeling with fans."
Oviedo had to be withdrawn from that round of 16 first leg match in February with a hamstring injury and then suffered another setback in April when he fractured a metatarsal bone in training. He was sidelined for the remainder of the 2014-15 season but featured briefly in Scotland during pre-season and as a late sub in the first Premier League game of the season, against Watford.
In the wake of Leighton Baines's own injury setback almost on the eve of the current season, Martinez appears to have been more cautious with Oviedo, keeping him out of the team until he was completely ready.
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1 Posted 25/08/2015 at 19:59:58
4 Posted 25/08/2015 at 21:20:36
5 Posted 25/08/2015 at 21:43:29
6 Posted 25/08/2015 at 22:30:18
Barnsley will be laughing!
7 Posted 25/08/2015 at 22:59:51
Be interesting how we line up, would have expected maybe a Browning/Stones partnership but possibly now Jags instead with Stones left at home cooling his heals.
12 Posted 26/08/2015 at 05:55:00
13 Posted 26/08/2015 at 06:54:06
Needs to make the LB spot his own for the next couple of months.
16 Posted 26/08/2015 at 13:54:47
Coleman Browning Jags Ovi
Defo Besic Ossie Kev
Should do the job...in 90 mins please!.
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