The Congolese winger has been sidelined for almost a year after rupturing his cruciate knee ligament, an injury that required successive surgeries to repair the damage.
Bolasie, who posted images of him resuming light training at Finch Farm a few weeks ago, is now set to rejoin his team-mates in the first team tomorrow but he still does not have a set date for when he can return to competitive action.
“I haven't set a date yet for that return. I can't really say right now,” Bolasie told Sky Sports News.
“I'm back in on Monday at Everton. I'm probably going to be integrated with the team then, but comeback I don't know.
“I want to make sure I'm feeling good. It's not just my name on my shirt on the pitch; I want to make sure it's me.”
Bolasie was signed for £28m from Crystal Palace last year but made just 15 appearances before he was struck down the injury.
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1 Posted 12/11/2017 at 16:40:43
2 Posted 12/11/2017 at 16:42:28
3 Posted 12/11/2017 at 16:44:04
4 Posted 12/11/2017 at 16:52:32
5 Posted 12/11/2017 at 16:55:41
6 Posted 12/11/2017 at 16:57:11
7 Posted 12/11/2017 at 17:08:26
8 Posted 12/11/2017 at 17:19:36
Regarding Pennington, he was out for two months with an ankle injury and has reported struggled a bit since his return. I haven't seen him but the press gave him high marks for his performance against Bristol two weeks ago. http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/10/23/leeds-defender-matthew-pennington-came-of-age-against-bristol-ci/
And multiple press outlets have reported we cannot bring back Dowell this season, that his loan deal commits him to Forest through May.
9 Posted 12/11/2017 at 18:04:08
10 Posted 12/11/2017 at 18:10:07
11 Posted 12/11/2017 at 18:39:06
But who will he cross the ball to in the box?
12 Posted 12/11/2017 at 18:58:09
13 Posted 12/11/2017 at 19:00:24
Fingers crossed both players make a 100% recovery but we've got a load of games before they'll be in any match day squad.
Shame as the dead rubber Europa League games would have been a good chance for a run out without going at 100%.
14 Posted 12/11/2017 at 19:04:23
15 Posted 12/11/2017 at 19:17:03
16 Posted 12/11/2017 at 19:24:54
17 Posted 12/11/2017 at 19:33:25
It is a positive having the injured lads back but we still need to address the elephant in the room of no centre-forward.
18 Posted 12/11/2017 at 19:41:58
19 Posted 12/11/2017 at 19:50:13
20 Posted 12/11/2017 at 20:05:17
Robles (let's pretend he's injured!)
Coleman, Pennington, Funes Mori, Browning, Galloway
Subs: Walsh, Robinson, Grant, Martina, Williams, ConnollyGiven the amount of defenders, I opted for 5 at the back with Seamus and Galloway as wing backs. Unconventional forwards but I'd back them to cause a nuisance and get a few goals. Any glaring omissions?
21 Posted 12/11/2017 at 20:06:22
22 Posted 12/11/2017 at 20:52:22
Bolasie: " Doc, will I be able to cross a ball properly when I recover"?............
23 Posted 12/11/2017 at 20:56:15
24 Posted 12/11/2017 at 21:03:30
25 Posted 12/11/2017 at 21:17:41
My brother-in-law is a Leeds supporter, he goes the games. He says Pennington is struggling there. Had a terrible game against Sheffield Utd which Utd won. Leeds fans not fussed on him. I watched the Sheffield Utd game; Pennington was as all over the place.
26 Posted 12/11/2017 at 21:44:06
27 Posted 12/11/2017 at 21:49:00
28 Posted 12/11/2017 at 22:11:00
29 Posted 12/11/2017 at 22:15:43
Sometimes players are never the same after long layoffs but if this guy becomes available again along with Seamus, Funes Mori and Macca then Everton will be all the better for it come the new year all being well.
Funes Mori has had his critics but I don't think Jags. or Williams are as commanding aerially as Funes Mori and are not what I want to see next season.
In fact I would want to see another class attacker added in January as well as another commanding centre back.
31 Posted 12/11/2017 at 22:29:32
Hopefully the Championship and Forest can bring the focus.
33 Posted 12/11/2017 at 23:07:52
Kenny Keane Pennington Robinson
Dowell Walsh Lookman
We've got a great opportunity to blood these guys. Keep ya money we'll grow our own.
34 Posted 12/11/2017 at 23:32:29
35 Posted 12/11/2017 at 23:53:26
36 Posted 13/11/2017 at 01:32:10
Bolasie might, repeat might, well do so but others in the squad, "seniors" all, make me wonder if that's the truth or whether they're all just happy to be delivering the bare minimum.
And, as far as Bolasie's concerned, has he got any further interest in the club now that his bestest immobile mate has buggered off to a way better pay-check from a team for whom, right now, he's hit a barren spell whilst blaming his team-mates for their shortcomings for the reason for that?
37 Posted 13/11/2017 at 05:13:42
38 Posted 13/11/2017 at 05:18:18
Also, for those claiming he was "crap" last season, he can certainly be inconsistent, but he was offering a heck of a lot more than Deulofeu or Mirallas or any of these guys who have basically been deified for falling out of favor with Koeman.
39 Posted 13/11/2017 at 06:19:09
40 Posted 13/11/2017 at 08:11:18
I think the point people are missing is that Yannick offers us intricacy, pace, skill and the ability to go past a man. If he occupies one wing and we have Vlasic who can do the same on the other wing, then we will be giving defenders a lot to think about which naturally creates space in the centre of the park where our strikers & (supposed) goal scoring midfielders such as Rooney, Sigurdsson, Klaassen & Barkley can exploit to there benefit.
For me, gun to my head and all players fully fit would line up:
Coleman, Keane, Funes Mori, Baines;
Bolasie, Barkley, Lookman/Vlasic;
I reckon that team would be challenging the top 8 easily and possibly the top 6. Switch out 2 strikers away from home and drop Morgan next to Gana and leave Oumar up top.
41 Posted 13/11/2017 at 09:17:10
42 Posted 13/11/2017 at 09:26:07
Stats before he came, When he played and after injury would suggest we spunked £28 mill.
43 Posted 13/11/2017 at 09:35:26
We should not hold breath etc.
44 Posted 13/11/2017 at 11:30:02
45 Posted 13/11/2017 at 11:47:02
Though I'd swap Holgate in for Pennington, and Barkley in for Walsh...
46 Posted 13/11/2017 at 12:03:08
I really hope he retains his pace. That was a horrendous injury and Bolasie has been positive throughout the rehab process so I look forward to seeing him back.
47 Posted 13/11/2017 at 14:39:06
48 Posted 13/11/2017 at 15:09:41
Don't kid yourselves... this season is going to be a struggle. We really are poor... will two or three signings in January be enough?
On the manager front, it's a poisoned chalice, so it's going to be David Unsworth then.
Get ready for the ride, it starts on Saturday with another loss at Palace.
49 Posted 13/11/2017 at 15:22:00
We just need to get players back from injury, like Coleman, Bolasie, Barkley, and Funes Mori, and then things will look very different. All these players are aged between 24 and 29, ie, in their peak years. How many in the side at the moment are in that age range? We're missing peak-age players and getting these guys back to their best will make a monumental difference.
Keep the faith, mate. For all you know, the Palace game could be win number 2 in the revival, and whilst Watford was about re-finding our ability to fight, maybe Palace will actually be a winning performance. For me, they're the worst team in the league and we should be able to show our class.
Of course, defeat and a poor performance and you can start with the doom and gloom. I can't see how we can lose myself. I think the tide has turned and the belief will be back and we will show this by steamrollering Palace and kicking on from there.
50 Posted 13/11/2017 at 18:07:22
A point wouldn't be bad at all but a win would be great. It will be close game, 1-2 for me, COYB.
51 Posted 13/11/2017 at 18:23:09
Any news on the vacancy of manager? Who is sailing the ship? How long does it take to advertise, interview and appoint?
First thing to do when you have appointed a manager. Start looking for the next one. Success or failure managers move on.
Let's wait and see what happens but please get on with it.
52 Posted 13/11/2017 at 21:11:51
53 Posted 13/11/2017 at 21:24:36
Lets see who becomes the new manager, and his take will be on the squad.
54 Posted 14/11/2017 at 04:30:57
When first here, he showed the potential of what he can do, this time around both we, and he, will be hoping for so much more! Too much expectation, returning from such a big injury? Possibly, but I think this is a big, strong gifted athlete and footballer and, once100% physically right and sent out chomping at the bit to do his stuff, he will rise to just such a challenge!! Here's hoping on hope, anyway!! COYTs!!!
55 Posted 14/11/2017 at 09:47:52
Hopefully will come back the same player and add much needed pace and width to the team.
He will help but isn't the answer. He's all about pace if that's gone then he's useless.
Being honest about him he doesn't have a football brain, is inconsistent and plays for himself, not the team.
He's more frustrating to watch than Lukaku and Delefou combined but when it clicks great to watch.
He brings something different to the team and that's what we sometimes need when chasing games.
56 Posted 14/11/2017 at 14:14:12
57 Posted 15/11/2017 at 14:09:57
58 Posted 15/11/2017 at 14:15:19
Be good to have him back.
59 Posted 15/11/2017 at 15:03:05
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