Everton fans celebrated Yannick Bolasie featuring for the Under-23s side on Monday as the winger continues his comeback from injury.
Bolasie played the final 30 minutes of the game against Leicester City, making it the first time he’s played in nearly a year.
The winger has been kept out since last December with a serious knee injury, and is now expected back in January.
Bolasie posted a picture of himself coming on as substitute in Monday’s game on Twitter, and fans praised his return.
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) December 11, 2017
The winger told the Liverpool Echo that he expects to be “back at it” within a month or two, with the player expected to play few more games for the Under-23s first.
Bolasie only managed 15 games for the Toffees after his £25million move from Crystal Palace, due to sustaining a knee injury.
Despite this, Everton fans were keen for the star to return with a few tipping him to score against Liverpool in January.
The Toffees face the Reds on January 5 in the third round of the FA Cup.
The two sides met in Everton’s last game on Sunday, with the Toffees earning a 1-1 draw against their bitter rivals.
Here are happy Everton fans praising the return of Bolasie on Twitter:
Great to have you back Yannick 😎 …Hoping to see you back at you're best in the coming months and making the impact we know you can!!! #WeveMissedYou COYB!!! 🔵⚪
— Mathew Jenkins (@MathewJenkinsz) December 11, 2017
Great to see Bolasie back 👍🏻 https://t.co/MCvb9xDviu
— Lee Gallagher (@Gally78) December 11, 2017
Time to shine!! big tings ahead Bolarrr
— Tyrone Mitchell (@TyroneM29300138) December 11, 2017
Glad to have u back, @YannickBolasie cracking player for us
— mick mckeown (@mickmckeown80) December 11, 2017
Brilliant to see you coming back. Premier next step #runsdownthewing
— ⚽️ 𝒜𝓃𝓃𝑒 𝐸𝐹𝒞 𝒫𝑜𝓇𝓉𝑒𝓇 ⚽️ (@AnneNsno22) December 11, 2017
Fully fit to stick a hat trick past Liverpool in the cup
— 🇧🇷🇮🇸🇮🇹🇳🇬 (@FinKitch) December 11, 2017
@YannickBolasie can't wait till bolasie fully returns, congrats today😝!
— Keenan Latham (@KeenanLatham) December 11, 2017
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