July 21, 2024

Following midweek developments, Seamus Coleman might play for Everton against Crystal Palace.

According to the Independent, Seamus Coleman may make a comeback to the Everton team for this weekend’s Premier League matchup against Crystal Palace under Sean Dyche.

The Irish news source reports on their website (November 8) that the full-back played 66 minutes for the Toffees Under-21s during the midweek and is now a candidate to play again for the first team.

Coleman hasn’t appeared on the field for Everton since suffering a knee injury in May. Dyche will confer with Coleman’s medical staff before deciding whether or not to use him this weekend.

 

Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman shows touch of class with poignant training ground video  call - Liverpool Echo

 

Coleman hasn’t played since sustaining a knee injury in a Premier League match away to Leicester City in May, but he accelerated his recuperation on Saturday by playing for Everton’s U21s against Manchester United for 45 minutes. On Tuesday, he played for 66 minutes in the team’s victory over Mansfield Town for the Football League Trophy, they wrote.

“His presence has had an impact, but boss Sean Dyche will discuss that with medical staff before deciding if the captain is ready for first team duty. He could now be back in the first team against Crystal Palace next weekend.”

Although Everton has handled their captain’s absence admirably in recent months, there is no denying that having him back would greatly benefit the squad.

Not only does his return to the squad give the manager another option in what has been a bit of a problem area, but his influence as captain simply cannot be measured.

With a red card, a goal, and an own goal in his last three games, Ashley Young’s play at right-back has been nothing short of unpredictable in recent weeks, indicating that Sean Dyche isn’t the biggest fan of Nathan Patterson just yet.

Even off the field, Coleman’s presence on the team will elevate standards just by his presence. He provides stability and a high standard to the group.

It doesn’t matter if he isn’t fully fit for this game; instead, it means we can eagerly anticipate his return following the international break, which will make us more formidable during a busy stretch.

 

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