Everton's Seamus Coleman suffers injury scare during friendly
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Everton's Seamus Coleman suffers injury scare during friendly

MARTIN O’Neill will be concerned after Ireland international Seamus Coleman suffered a hamstring injury scare during Everton’s friendly clash with Tranmere Rovers last night.

Coleman was taken off in the second half of Everton's 2-2 pre-season friendly draw with Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park with Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirming that the full back had suffered a hamstring scare.

He was substituted as a precaution after only coming on to the pitch in the second 45 and the scare will be of concern to Ireland boss O’Neill as he gears up for September’s Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Martinez told the club's official website: "Seamus came off as a precaution because he felt his hamstring slightly."

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Coleman was one of a number of Irish players who lined out for the Toffees, with Shane Duffy starting the game for the Toffees.  James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady, Darron Gibson and Coleman himself were all second-half subs.

Everton's next pre-season friendly game sees them take on Leicester City on Sunday in Bangkok with Coleman currently expected to travel with the squad.