Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Forgotten Everton Midfielder Close To Full Fitness: The Man To Turn Their Season Around?

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Abhishek Majumdar
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It has been a disastrous season so far for Everton in the Premier League as the Merseyside club have succumbed to a series of defeats and are currently stranded on the 16th place in the league table. They will look to make a comeback in the competition but will know that it is going to be an uphill task for them.

The Toffees are looking clueless in every department and are looking for inspiration from their players, both old and new. It might come as a relief for them to know that one of their main man in the midfield, James McCarthy is set to make a comeback. The Irish international missed all the action so far this term with a knee injury, which he picked up during the pre-season friendly against Genk.

The 26-year-old has been a key figure for the Merseyside club through his tenure so far. His ominous presence in the middle of the pitch might be the right boost that the Toffees are currently looking for, strengthening the chances to redeem their lost form and get them back into the top half of the table.

However, a return to the pitch against their next opponents Brighton and Hove Albion might be too soon for him. McCarthy is set to take the field for Everton once again when they take on Arsenal in a mega clash next weekend.

The Irish midfielder has been a part of the club since his move from Wigan Athletic in 2013, soon establishing himself as one of the major contributors to the success at Everton. The 26-year-old has made 126 appearances for the Merseyside club and is one of the most highly regarded central midfielders in the Premier League.

A number of other clubs have shown interest to lure him out of Goodison Park in the last few seasons, but the offers have not been able to test the strong resolve of the Irishman, who wants stay back at with the Toffees. With his side in dire straits at the moment, Everton are hopeful that McCarthy will once again take on the responsibility to help them get back into the fight to save their season in the future.

The player has already started to train with the teammates at Finch Farm and might play a match with the Under 23 squad against Wolfsburg. It will also be a test for his fitness before he takes to the field against Arsenal next week. Can he get Everton’s season back on track?

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