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Seamus Coleman delighted with his Everton comeback

Seamus Coleman was delighted with his Everton comeback last night.

The 29-year-old was withdrawn in the second half of Everton Under-23s' 3-0 win over Portsmouth in their Premier League Cup tie at Goodison Park on Tuesday night.

It was his first taste of action since breaking his leg back in March 2017 but a crunching tackle after 20 minutes suggested there is no doubt Coleman was ready a return after 10 months out of action.

“That was more for me than it was the young lad!" he told evertonfc.com. “I just told him that at the time as well and he was fine with it.

“I knew tackles and things like that were never going to be a bother. That one was more for the few fans that were here that there are no psychological affects.

“I enjoyed the game. It was great for it to be here at Goodison Park– it made it that little bit more special. They tried to change the game when I could be involved and thankfully they have been able to do it.

“To be able to walk out the tunnel and see the stadium was great. I managed to get some minutes under my belt and that was fantastic. I treated it like a first team game and gave it everything.

“I've been looking forward to that moment for the last few months – just being able to get the kit on, doing up the shin-pads, rolling my socks up and walking out there. It was great to be able to feel like a footballer again – it's a fantastic feeling."

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