Antolin Alcaraz has made a successful playing return for Everton.
The Paraguay defender enjoyed 45 minutes in yesterdayâ€™s friendly against Sheffield Wednesday.
Manager Roberto Martinez is delighted the former Wigan defender is in contention again as the Blues approach the hectic festive period.
He told evertonfc.com: "We had a very good exercise on Monday, a friendly behind closed doors against Sheffield Wednesday.
"Antolin played 45 minutes and showed no signs of not being fully fit, which is very pleasing. He has had a really difficult time and has been fighting strongly to help the team, and I donâ€™t think it will be too long until we see Antolin available and in a position where he can help in this heavy period."
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