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Irish legend Giles rejects criticism of Everton captain Coleman

Leeds and Republic of Ireland legend Johnny Giles has rejected criticism of Everton captain Seamus Coleman.

The 33-year-old has been a consistent presence in the Blues' backline and has been criticised at times, in what has been a difficult campaign for Everton.

However, Leeds legend Giles believes that Coleman is simply a convenient target for pundits because of his seniority in the Everton side.

“I'm a great admirer of Seamus Coleman," Giles told Off The Ball. “I've heard a few people say about him playing for Everton because of his age. That's always the way.

“Critics will attack players in a team that's not doing well and they are usually the oldest guys. They will always pick the oldest player, because of his age. If I was picking a team for my life, Seamus Coleman would be in it."


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