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​Everton arrange friendly to aid Baines recovery

Everton defender Leighton Baines will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly during next week's international break to aid his recovery from injury, reports BBC Sport

"We have a got a game that will be behind closed doors in the international break and Leighton will be playing a part in that," said boss Roberto Martinez.

"He needs to have that confidence when making blocks and the contact you can get in a football game.

"You only get that by those sorts of exercises because training isn't good enough in order to test yourself, so we will do that behind closed doors.

"That's why I feel the international break is going to be a really important period to get that."

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