Date:Tuesday May 20 2014
After just 61 minutes of FA Cup action, Evertonian's had thought they'd seen the last of Lacina Traore.
The January loan window signing of the Ivory Coast international from Monaco looked an exciting prospect, only for Evertonian's to be dealt with the frustration that he was signed with a hamstring problem.
With Everton fans waiting for a glimpse of the 6ft 8' striker, Martinez fielded Mirallas in the unfamiliar lone role up front, highlighting the striking problems with Arouna Kone and Romelu Lukaku also injured at the time.
Traore eventually came in to the team for the FA Cup win over Swansea, with a debut goal after just four minutes.
But then the jinx struck again with Traore suffering another hamstring problem, this time in his other leg, forcing him back onto the sidelines.
Everton and Monaco's medical staff evaluated the strikers injury and decided that he didn't require surgery, so he remained at Goodison Park despite being ruled out for six to eight weeks, which put a doubt over him making an appearance again this season.
But despite him being set to return to Monaco, Everton gaffer Roberto Martinez has not ruled out the prospect of a return move next season and the Daily Mail appear to have ramped up that possibility in a report this week.
They however apparently need to be convinced that a full season loan deal is the right way forward for the the striker.
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Date:Tuesday May 20 2014
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