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Injury update emerges as secret Everton game wanted in break

Sean Dyche provides Everton injury update as behind-closed-doors friendly on the cards

Everton boss Sean Dyche has confirmed his intentions to arrange a behind-closed-doors friendly during the international break, as he revealed Michael Keane and Lewis Dobbin should return after that.


The Liverpool Echo shared the boss’ desire to arrange a friendly to help boost fitness levels for a number of players including Demarai Gray, Dwight McNeil and Dominic Calvert-Lewin as they look to return to the side.


Dyche shared that Keane and Dobbin were absent from the clash with Sheffield United due to knocks they had picked up during the week, but neither injury was serious as they are expected to return for the next game.



Speaking to the Liverpool Echo following the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United in the Premier League, Dyche confirmed: “They [Keane and Dobbin] got knocks in the week so unfortunately didn’t make it [to Sheffield]. I am hopeful they will both be fit after the international break.


“We have Dom likely to be fit. Dwight has done well today because he has had three days training. I don’t normally do that but as you can see we are stretched so we thought it was important to get him involved so he will benefit from the next couple of weeks.


“Dimi Gray will benefit from the next couple of weeks, Seamus Coleman and Jack Harrison will get a bit closer. so there are a lot of signs that remind you there still is a squad here.”


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Returning players will prove crucial


The fitness of a number of players at Everton will make a real difference when the Premier League resumes after the September international break. The likes of Gray and McNeil returning to the side will give Dyche better options to make changes.


Calvert-Lewin’s return provides them with a new dimension up front, giving the boss the possibility to line up with two up front, with DCL playing alongside new arrival Beto, who has impressed in his two games at the club so far and scored his first goal against Doncaster.


All of a sudden, with the return of these three players, Everton’s squad starts to look more like one of a Premier League side. For the game against Sheffield United, Dyche fielded a bench of just seven players, two of whom were goalkeepers.


Some added strength in depth if Dyche needs to turn to the bench will be a welcome addition, as the Toffees still chance their first three points of the season, and will improve their attacking options significantly.

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