Everton training return reminds Coleman of his Sligo Rovers days

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman says he has no qualms about returning to training at Everton.

The Donegal native says the club have made things as safe as they possibly can at their Finch Farm base.

Players can only train in small groups, and – as Coleman explains to Everton’s website – players have to take care of their own kit.

The 31-year-old, who left the Showgrounds for Everton more than a decade ago, told his current club’s website that he is delighted to be playing some football again but suggested that having to bring his gear home to be washed brought the memories flooding back.

“I rang my mum on the way home from training and mentioned that – our own kit coming home with us,” he said. “It’s a long time since that’s been done. We used to do it at Sligo Rovers when I still lived with my mum and dad, they remember it well. We did it at Blackpool as well.”