Coleman hopeful his return offers inspiration to injured team-mate McCarthy

Seamus Coleman says he hopes his return from a double leg-break this week serves as inspiration for his good friend, and Everton and Ireland team-mate James McCarthy to make a similar recovery.

The Killybegs man played a full 90 minutes in his first game back for the first team after ten months out in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat of Leicester at Goodison Park.

McCarthy, meanwhile, faces a similar spell on the sidelines after suffering a double leg fracture in a recent game against West Brom.

Coleman was also full of praise for 20-year-old Jonjoe Kenny, who has featured at full-back for the Toffees during his absence.

He spoke to Ocean FM’s Pauric Byrne at Goodison Park after his return to action…

Everton are back in action tomorrow evening, when they face Arsenal at the Emirates.

Manager Sam Allardyce says Coleman is eager to play, but it is important to be cautious…