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Everton defender Seamus Coleman may be available for the game against Manchester United, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The Toffees play host to the Red Devils on Sunday, 26 November, post the international break.
Recently, the Republic of Ireland has returned to action for the under-21s but is yet to make a matchday squad for Sean Dyche this season.
Discussing his situation exclusively with Goodison News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said:
“If he’s responding well to the matches, the next step would be bounce matches with the first team.
“If that checks out, then he will be greenlighted for longer stretches.
“He could be back in contention after the break if things go as per plan for Everton.“
Dyche has opted for Ashley Young to be the man to be Coleman’s deputy amid his long-term injury.
Young was only signed this summer on a free transfer and has been ahead of Nathan Patterson in the pecking order.
It remains to be seen if Coleman manages to usurp the Englishman once he returns to full fitness.
Everton certainly will be working with him over the international break to ensure that he’s recovering properly without any issues.