By Harvey Byrne
Everton senior man Muhamed Besic has been named in the Toffees’ Under-23s team on Friday evening, as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.
The 24-year-old midfield enforcer has not played for the Merseysiders first team since a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth in April 2016.
However, he returned to football earlier this month following a long lay-off as he was named in the starting line-up for the Under-23s which took on Tottenham on 10 April before being brought off at half time.
He will now be looking to earn more minutes for the young Everton team, which can also be considered the club’s reserve side as they use the team to help regain the fitness of their senior players before sending them into first team action.
The Toffees confirmed the team which contains Besic on their official Twitter account ahead of the clash against Chelsea in Aldershot.
— Everton (@Everton) April 21, 2017
The Everton Under-23s are currently performing well in this season’s Premier League 2 campaign as they sit three points clear of Manchester City’s youth team at the top of the league.
A number of players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman and Mason Holgate have dropped from the seniors and the youth team throughout the season and fans will be hoping Besic, who has four years left on his contract can make a first team appearance before the campaign’s end.
In other Everton news, Ronald Koeman has sent a message to fans ahead of the West Ham meeting.