Everton hope they will have Darron Gibson declared fit enough to play against Fulham on Saturday after he was forced out of the action at half time against Sunderland last weekend.
The Irishman has had a persistent thigh problem caused by calcification on the tendon and he will likely require surgery to correct the it in the summer but the club's medical staff are managing the issue from week to week to keep him playing.
Moyes still harbours hopes of finishing in fifth place but he will likely need his first-choice eleven if he is to achieve that goal over the last four games of the season. Gibson has been an influential part of the Blues' midfield this season and was badly missed when he missed a large chunk of the winter programme on the treatment table.
Meanwhile, the player has learned that he will keep the goal he scored against Queens Park Rangers a fortnight ago. The Premier League's Dubious Goals Panel has accredited to him the deflected strike that gave the Blues the lead in a 2-0 win.
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433 Posted 24/04/2013 at 15:24:07
451 Posted 24/04/2013 at 16:00:53
It did make sense (albeit it can be debated) to do so when we were still in with a shot at Champions' League. Now, though, the long term benefits of giving those players a rest, and learning a little about younger players, just seems like a no brainer...
478 Posted 24/04/2013 at 16:57:59
487 Posted 24/04/2013 at 17:19:12
501 Posted 24/04/2013 at 17:48:15
It's very debateable whether getting into the Europa League is a good thing, anyway!
504 Posted 24/04/2013 at 18:00:43
510 Posted 24/04/2013 at 18:28:10
542 Posted 24/04/2013 at 20:25:07
579 Posted 25/04/2013 at 02:27:39
Bang on, mate. I couldn't agree more.
602 Posted 25/04/2013 at 08:06:36
Barkley should start for Osman - who received my praise when he was playing well, but has now been poor for a good while.
Hopefully Jags will be back.
I'm also desperate to see McAleny on the bench and given 15 minutes at the end. Surely we should be giving these lads snippets of first team football.
Also, I don't ever want to see Heitinga in a blue shirt again. He's a liability and should be sold at the end of the season.
044 Posted 26/04/2013 at 23:36:58
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