Everton have now been gifted a huge injury boost involving central defender Yerry Mina.
The Lowdown: Back in training
As per medical expert Ben Dinnery, Mina is now back in action at Finch Farm, as he looks to step up his recovery from injury.
The Colombia international has not played for the Goodison Park faithful since early February, and will be hoping to return to the team as soon as possible.
The Latest: Lampard update
Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match away at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, Frank Lampard has revealed that Mina will hopefully be back ‘in the next couple of weeks‘.
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The manager also confirmed that Fabian Delph is ‘another week or so away‘.
Lampard was particularly excited about Mina’s return though, adding:
“He’s a big player for us, a player of stature and personality. I haven’t had much on-pitch time to work with him unfortunately. Centre-back is a crucial area and he’s been a big miss.”
The Verdict: Huge boost
Given that he has not been able to play for over a month, it is no doubt a huge boost for the Merseyside club that Mina could now be available in just a couple of weeks.
It means that he should be back by the time they play Leicester City at home on April 20th, before the big Merseyside derby the following weekend.
Four of the Toffees’ seven wins in the top flight so far have come when Mina is playing, suggesting that they are a far better side with him, and his comeback could well be crucial in their aim to avoid relegation down to the Championship.
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