By Mike Taylor
Sean Dyche says Dominic Calvert-Lewin will “certainly be in the thinking” for Everton’s trip to Crystal Palace, while Amadou Onana has returned to training following a groin injury.
The Blues boss confirmed Calvert-Lewin took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Finch Farm this week and says the striker successfully came through the exercise with no ill-effects.
Seamus Coleman will miss the visit to Selhurst Park with a hamstring complaint, though, as will Abdoulaye Doucoure, who serves the final game of his three-match suspension after being sent off against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.
Dyche also revealed Ruben Vinagre has suffered an injury, with a decision set to be made soon on whether the problem requires surgery.
Andros Townsend (ACL) remains unavailable.
Everton head to the capital to take on the Eagles this weekend, looking to bounce back after defeat to Fulham last time out and snap their opponents’ three-match winning run.
On Calvert-Lewin, Dyche said: “He will certainly be in my thinking, without a doubt. [The behind-closed-doors match on Tuesday] was all about him, really. It was the end of a rehab period so we’re very pleased that he came through that and he felt good.”
Dyche added: “Ama (Onana) has made a bit more of a recovery. He was training today and we’ll see how that reacts tomorrow. Seamus won’t be right for this one.
“Ruben has got an injury that will unfortunately keep him out for some time. He may need surgery, we are not sure yet. He’s seeing a specialist so that decision will be made imminently.”
By Mike Taylor