In great news, Seamus Coleman makes his eagerly anticipated return from the horror double leg break he suffered while playing for the Republic Of Ireland against Wales in March 2017 for Everton tonight.
Coleman has been named in the team to start for his side’s clash with Leicester at Goodison Park.
Everton boss Sam Allardyce had confirmed earlier this week that the Irish defender would be in the squad for the Premier League fixture but it was expected that he would start from the bench.
“Séamus is in the squad for Wednesday and it seems, hopefully, that from here on in, he can have an injury-free run until the end of the season,” Allardyce told a news conference, before adding a note of caution about expectation levels for the the 29-year-old.
“He is a very important player. But, if and when he does play in the team, he needs time. He has been out an awful long time,” said the ex-England manager.
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Coleman is set for a rousing reception when he takes the field, with Everton having prepared to mark his comeback with a celebration. More on that can be read, here.
Welcome Back Seamus…
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The Sligo native suffered the nasty injury in Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against the Welsh at the Aviva Stadium last year when he was on the receiving end of a horrendous challenge by Neil Taylor.
He made his return to club action in an Under-23 match last week against Portsmouth, playing an hour. Ireland and Everton fans will be overjoyed to see their man finally makes his keenly awaited first-team comeback tonight.
The Toffees currently lie ninth in the league table and have not won in their last six matches.