John Stones could be fit to face MK Dons on Tuesday
The pair will miss tomorrow's game at Stones's old club Barnsley but the 22-year-old could return against MK Dons on Tuesday; no date has yet been given for the captain's expected recovery.
The rest of the returning internationals will get at least 45 minutes' of action at Oakwell as Ronald Koeman further assesses the squad ahead of the kick-off to 2016-17 in three weeks' time.
Ross Barkley, Ramiro Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady and Shani Tarashaj returned to Finch Farm on Monday along with Stones but Romelu Lukaku was given extended time off, much of which he has been spending in America with friend Paul Pogba.
“We have the players back from the Euros and they will play 45 minutes and that is good because they need to work," Koeman said on evertontv:
“It is always tough against English teams, we need those kind of friendlies to prepare for the Premier League season.
“For them to play a Premier League team is a nice challenge for them to look forward to. It's not always the result that is the most important thing — what you like to see is the team improving technically and physically.”
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1 Posted 22/07/2016 at 15:57:44
2 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:03:31
3 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:21:04
4 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:28:34
5 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:29:10
By the way, What is Dutch for "We'll go with what we've got"?
6 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:38:12
The pair don't get a kick at the Euros but get injured in training back at Everton???
We have the normal conjecture but it is the Stones saga which may be the important item in this report.
Watch this space!!!
7 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:40:14
8 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:42:13
Or have I missed something?
10 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:47:36
11 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:48:28
12 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:48:41
13 Posted 22/07/2016 at 16:52:49
15 Posted 22/07/2016 at 17:16:56
16 Posted 22/07/2016 at 19:15:10
17 Posted 22/07/2016 at 19:43:41
18 Posted 22/07/2016 at 21:23:08
19 Posted 22/07/2016 at 21:46:20
No not another hamstring!!!
20 Posted 22/07/2016 at 22:58:58
21 Posted 22/07/2016 at 23:47:41
22 Posted 22/07/2016 at 23:52:02
Whatever it takes, we simply have to keep John Stones, he is so important for the future, an awesome player who will become one of the worlds best in years to come. If we sell him, it will be the biggest mistake since selling Rooney!
We can still make shed loads of money by selling Lukaku who, lets be honest, can't trap a bag of cement and has been woeful since March!
23 Posted 22/07/2016 at 00:07:34
In The Mirror the other day, Mourinho said that he didn't force Mata out of Chelsea Mata wanted the move. His position was, and is more or less, if the a player wants to go, good luck and good bye no hard feelings.
24 Posted 23/07/2016 at 00:51:17
I say that's more than a fair price, and good luck to the lad.
25 Posted 23/07/2016 at 00:54:30
Our future is not what we can buy but what we can develop and Koeman may need until the January window to fully evaluate what he has at the club. I would give him this time especially to see what the current players can do in a well managed environment. We have had a clown in charge for 3 seasons remember.
26 Posted 23/07/2016 at 02:07:00
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