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Coleman injury opens the door for Everton youngster

Coleman injury opens the door for Everton youngster

According to Injury Data Anaylyst Ben Dinnery, Everton right back Seamus Coleman sustained a stress fracture while on duty with The Republic of Ireland. 

Whilst the length of his time on the sidelines has not been revealed, it will obviously take over a month for the Irishman to be back at Goodison Park.

This is unfortunate for Everton manager Marco Silva, but he has options to turn to as a replacement for the 29-year-old.

Jonjoe Kenny is the prime candidate to fill Coleman’s boots on the right flank of the pitch. The 21-year-old has only featured once this season for The Toffees, in their League Cup victory over Rotherham, but will be desperate to play after last season.

The England under-21 international was flung into the first team last term, as Seamus Coleman was recovering from a broken leg. He thrived there under Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce, proving to be a more than capable deputy to the Irishman.

He showed a maturity in defence that is beyond his years, and also offered plenty going forward for the club. Now he would not have been expecting to feature extensively for the club in the Premier League this season, probably expecting cup outings, but the most recent injury to the Irish captain has given him the opportunity to impress on the biggest stage in England.

Everton sit in seventh place in the Premier League, with one win and three draws from their opening four games. They host struggling West Ham on Sunday, and don’t be surprised to see Kenny in the starting XI.

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