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Excited Kone: Everton comeback will be fantastic

Everton striker Arouna Kone hopes to start tonight against Europa League opponents Krasnodar.

Kone has full recovered from a long-term knee injury.

"It is going to be absolutely fantastic," said the striker. "I am really excited about the game. It has been such a long wait. To tell you the truth, it feels like making my first ever appearance of my career all over again!

"It's like making my debut for Everton for a second time. I have been really motivated to get back with the first team and Thursday is going to present that opportunity.

"It is a special occasion for the Club as well and we are hoping for a great performance for the fans in order to celebrate qualification into the next round."

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