Seamus Coleman given all-clear for Everton return

Seamus Coleman given all-clear for Everton return

SEAMUS Coleman is set to return to action for Everton this weekend, after recovering from a hamstring injury that he sustained during pre-season.

The 25-year-old resumed training with the first team yesterday after being given the all-clear from a scan, and boss Roberto Martinez is hopeful that he will be fit to travel to Leicester on Saturday.

“Seamus is training with the team and had the ‘all okay’ from the scan yesterday so that’s very good news,’ said Martinez.

The Donegal star has established himself as a crucial member of the team at Goodison Park, signing a new five-year deal with Everton this summer despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

Coleman’s injury also threatened his international role ahead of Ireland’s first Euro 2016 qualifying game in Georgia on September 7, so the news that he is returning to action will be welcomed by Martin O’Neill.

The Ireland manager conceded that Coleman’s injury was ‘disconcerting’, on hearing the news last month, and will no doubt be watching the right-back’s progress closely in the coming weeks.

Toffees’ players James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady and Darron Gibson will also be under the Derry man’s watchful eye as Ireland prepare to kick off their Euro campaign.

Shane Duffy – who was named as part of the Ireland squad that toured the US this summer – will be aiming to impress O’Neill and establish his place in Everton's first-team.