Everton - Martinez pleased with returning players
UK time is: 22:38:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Martinez pleased with returning players

Everton could be on the verge of receiving a boost ahead of the Tottenham match on Sunday.

Roberto Martinez has suffered with a number of injuries of late, Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka both have returned recently and thankfully have shown no ill effects of their return to action.

But there could be even better news with Seamus Coleman in contention to return against Spurs, whilst both Gerard Deulofeu and Lacina Traore are edging closer to match fitness.

'They are very important players and we have had good news on them. I would say Seamus is probably in the right category (to return). Martinez told evertonfc.com.

He continued: 'Gerard is back from Spain, is training and is really excited and enthusiastic about getting back. Obviously we will have to assess him to see how quickly we can get him match fit. From a medical point of view, he is fit and that's really positive and we have to make sure we give him the right doses of work.

'We're really excited at having those two back. Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka came through the game against Aston Villa with no problems. We are getting important numbers alongside Lacina Traore, who is working well on a daily basis and getting close to being ready to make his full debut.'

Everton's clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane is live for viewers in the UK on Sky Sports.

Everton and Spurs go into the game separated by a single point.

Everton currently hold fifth place in the Premier League on 45 points, whilst Spurs are sixth on 44 points.

Both sides still have a strong interest in UEFA Champions League qualification with fourth placed Liverpool in touching distance on 47 points.

Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 5 2014

Time: 11:00AM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Everton Articles

The Everton Injury Table..Updated (Friday November 27 2015)

Galloway deserves new deal (Friday November 27 2015)

Cleverley also targets Everton return (Thursday November 26 2015)

Infographic - Most Fouled....Barkley (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Baines given green light to return (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Walton Hall Park plan on the brink? (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Everton brush aside rubbish Villa (Monday November 23 2015)

Stats: Everton v Aston Villa (Saturday November 21 2015)

Everton unchanged for Villa match (Saturday November 21 2015)

Archived Everton Articles

List All Vital Everton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rob-EFC 16
2. EvertonMike 6
3. ToffeeBlue 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 4 - 0 Aston Villa
West Ham 1 - 1 Everton
Everton 6 - 2 Sunderland
Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton
Everton 0 - 3 Man Utd
Everton 1 - 1 Liverpool

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Arsenal 13 8 2 3 12 26
5. Spurs 13 6 6 1 13 24
6. West Ham 13 6 3 4 4 21
7. Everton 13 5 5 3 8 20
8. Southampton 13 5 5 3 5 20
9. Liverpool 13 5 5 3 2 20
10. Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 1 19

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Latest Sturridge Setback Not Serious
Liverpool : 27/11/2015 21:17:00
Pulis Previews West Ham Clash
WBA : 27/11/2015 19:27:01
Liverpool: Klopp 'Very Happy' With Europa Progress
Liverpool : 27/11/2015 19:21:01
Flores & Deeney Talk Villa
Watford : 27/11/2015 19:17:01
Davis Wants To Close The Gap On City
Southampton : 27/11/2015 18:47:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Everton's player of the season so far
Suggested By:  
Lukaku 45%
Jagielka 32%
Stones 13%
Coleman 2%
Barry 8%