Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Pienaar pushing for return

Pienaar pushing for return

Roberto Martinez is hopeful that Steven Pienaar will pull on the Everton shirt again before the end of the season.

The former South African international has been sidelined for the past few weeks after he injured his knee during the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Arsenal.

Scans showed that the 32-year-old had suffered a cartilage problem, which has been assessed and treated by the medical team at Finch Farm.

It was initially feared that Pienaar would miss the rest of the season with the injury, however the Everton gaffer believes he could be inline for an early return to help boost our push for European qualification.

"Stevie is doing well, Obviously it was a real setback to lose him.

"Recovering from [an injury to] the cartilage in the knee can be tricky but at the moment he is recovering well.
Martinez told evertonfc.com.

He added: "I`m hopeful that we can see Stevie before the season ends and that is where the focus goes.

"But he`s been lively and has been working well. It is going to be really positive for us if we can get him back before the season ends."


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.

Writer:Yak
Date:Thursday April 3 2014
Time: 10:04AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Everton Articles

Could Martinez take job at Inter?

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is on the brink at Inter Milan and the Serie A giants are lining up Chelsea target Diego Simeone and Martinez as potential replacements.

The Everton FC Walking Wounded - Injury Update

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Jags for China?

Phil Jagielka could be lining up a pay-day in China according to reports in the UK.

Martinez trusts Kenwright

Everton gaffer Roberto Martinez has full trust in chairman Bill Kenwright ahead of the potential takeover at Goodison Park.

Archived Vital Everton Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Yak
Profile
Holroyd
Profile
radders1990
Profile
Rob-EFC
Profile
born2bblue
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should it be the end of the road for Martinez?
Suggested By:
Yes - Sack Him55%
No - Keep Him45%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Aston Villa (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.EvertonMike18
2.Rob-EFC9
3.Yak3