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Everton midfielder Gomes to play practice match Sunday

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes will make his comeback in a practice match on Sunday - 105 days after suffering a fractured dislocation to his ankle.

The 26-year-old will return in a behind-closed-doors game between Everton squad players as he steps up his rapid return to full fitness.

If Gomes comes through unscathed he could be contention for a recall when Everton visit Arsenal on 23 February.

Gomes sustained the injury against Tottenham on 3 November.

It was feared Gomes, who underwent surgery on his right ankle, would miss the rest of the season after a challenge with Tottenham's Son Heung-min in the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

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