Unsworth: Injured players 'coming along nicely'

Friday, 17 November, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last

David Unsworth has provided a positive report on almost all of Everton's long-term injured players, confirming that Tom Davies will be fit again for this weekend's match against Crystal Palace.

The midfielder was forced to pull out of the England U21 squad over the international break but is available again for the Blues as the Premier League programme resumes.

Unsworth was asked about the injury situation during his pre-match press conference at Finch Farm this morning and he gave updates on all but Ramiro Funes Mori and Shani Tarashaj, both of whom underwent corrective knee surgeries over the summer.

“[It's] as we were,” Unsworth explained. “Ross is back in the gym and I saw him running the other day in the gym. So he's coming along nicely.

“Seamus was away with Ireland and he did some work over there so Seamus is progressing nicely as well.

“Yannick has started training. He's had a couple sessions with our Under-23s group, which is great. We've introduced the ball with him now with players around him so that's great.

“He's champing at the bit so we've just got to be controlled with that after he's been out for such a long time with such a serious injury.

“So, yeah, as we were but all progressing nicely.”

The caretaker manager was also asked about James McCarthy and Tom Davies, two players who suffered minor hamstring strains recently.

“James is coming along nicely as well,” Unsworth contined. “He won't be available for the weekend but Tom is fine after the scan and there was nothing there so Tom's available for the trip to Palace.”


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