Everton boss Martinez hoping for Deulofeu boost

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is seeking a fitness boost this week.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is seeking a fitness boost this week.

Martinez hopes to have Gerard Deulofeu back from a hamstring injury soon, as the on-loan Barcelona youngster has been out of action since December 14.

"Gerard is progressing really well. A member of our medical department went over to Barcelona to find out where he is (in terms of fitness)," the manager said.

"It is a bit more complicated injury because it affects the tendon and that can get re-injured very easily.

"We are happy with his progress and he is doing really well and I don't think it will be long before he is back.

"We reassess him every three days. Hopefully he will carry on with no setbacks."

 
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