Seamus Coleman & Everton
Everton fans have been given some amazing news on Tuesday.
In a tough week following the 1-1 draw with West Brom in which James McCarthy suffered a horrific double leg break, Seamus Coleman has provided some much needed cheer.
Coleman has recently returned to first team training with Everton after infamously breaking his leg during a World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales.
And the Liverpool Echo are now reporting that the Irish full-back should make his comeback tonight:
Seamus Coleman is tonight set to play a competitive game for the first time since breaking his leg.
The Everton defender is part of the under-23s squad who face Portsmouth in the Premier League Cup at Goodison.
Everton vs Leicester
Having been knocked out the FA Cup in the third round at Liverpool, Everton don’t play again until January 31st.
On transfer deadline day Everton host Leicester at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
Will Coleman be available for the Leicester game? While Sam Allardyce may not started the defender against the Foxes, it’s possible he’ll get a spot on the bench.
Gylfi Sigurdsson & Wayne Rooney
Another dilemma for Big Sam going forward is what to do about Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney.
Against West Brom, Icelandic international and Everton’s record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson was picked in the number 10 role.
As for Wayne Rooney, who has already netted 10 goals for the Toffees this terms, he was left on the bench.
After the game Big Sam confirmed there is only enough room in his squad for either Sigurdsson or Rooney, not both.
Allardyce says Rooney and Sigurdsson can’t play in same team: “In terms of covering the ground, (they) are very shrewd, very clever and talented players, but it’s difficult. It's not their strength.So I have to make a big decision on who plays this one and who plays the next one
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) January 22, 2018