Huge boost as Everton senior trio declared fit for clash with Manchester City
By Alex Stevens
Everton have been handed a huge boost ahead of their trip to Premier League leaders Manchester City, with the news that senior trio Romelu Lukaku, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are all fit to play.
Manager Ronald Koeman delivered the good news in his press conference, ahead of the Premier League game on Saturday afternoon.
Lukaku was substituted during Belgium’s 4-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina with a thigh problem, before sitting out the team’s 6-0 win over Gibraltar on Monday.
Phil Jagielka was also a doubt for the Man City game after withdrawing from England duty with a thigh injury.
Leighton Baines has been struggling with a hamstring injury and hasn’t featured for Everton since the 3-1 over Middlesbrough on September 17.
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The news was confirmed on the official Everton Twitter page.
— Everton (@Everton) October 13, 2016
Everton have enjoyed a great start to the season under Koeman and currently sit in fifth spot with 14 points from seven games.
They’re four points behind league leaders Man City, who lost their 100% start to the season when they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham at White Hart Lane last Saturday.
In other Everton team news, this young midfielder has agreed terms with the club and signed a new contract.