Date: 12th February 2018 at 6:36pm
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Everton boss Sam Allardyce has received a boost as the Argentine international defender Ramiro Funes Mori is nearing his return to full fitness.

The 26-year-old started alongside Mason Holgate for Everton’s under-23 side, as they progressed to the next stages of the Premier League Cup.

Funes Mori suffered a serious knee injury back in March of 2017, and has shown signs that he is almost ready to rejoin with Allardyce’s senior team.

The 26-year-old is also expected to travel with the first team, as they jet off to Dubai to take part in a warm-weather training camp.

Funes Mori will go with the first team after earening some much needed footballing action, completing 74 minutes in the cup fixture before being substituted.

Having the Agrentine back in his squad is a huge boost for Sam Allardyce, as Everton’s defensive inconsistencies continue to be picked at by Premier League opposition.

The Toffees boast the joint third worst goals conceded statistic in the Premier League, despite currently being inside the top-10.

These inconsistencies were recently exposed by Arsenal, who managed to put five past the generous Everton defense.

The addition of fresh legs will boost the team, who will no doubt be happy to see Funer Mori back into game action.

In other Everton news, Michael Ball believes that Alaaryce’s ignorance of this player in inexcusable.

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