Seamus Coleman poised to return to action for Everton in U23 game

Seamus Coleman is poised to return to action tonight for the first time since suffering a horror double leg break in March.

The Republic of Ireland captain has been named in Everton’s U23 squad to face Portsmouth at Goodison Park at 7.00pm.

The 29-year-old has been back in full training with the Toffees for a month but it is unclear if U23 boss David Unsworth will pitch him in from the start.

Coleman has been sidelined since that gruesome injury in Ireland’s 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Wales at Aviva Stadium.

On Saturday, he was in the stands when fellow Irish international James McCarthy suffered a similar injury against West Brom.