Roberto Martinez frustrated Everton's Bryan Oviedo is injured

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez would have picked Bryan Oviedo for the club's last two games of the season, had he been fit.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has told the Liverpool Echo that he is frustrated Bryan Oviedo has had to miss out on the last two games of the season.

Oviedo has been struggling with fitness problems all campaign and Martinez had wanted him to play in the closing stages of the season to reward him for his hard work.

However, with the Costa Rican still injured, Martinez will not be able to pick the left-back and he admits he is frustrated about it. 

“It’s a shame that Bryan Oviedo is not fit because the way he has been fighting all season it would have been a great way for him to end the season playing," he said. "But Luke Garbutt is ready.”

Leighton Baines picked up an injury against Sunderland in Everton's last match and that is the reason why Martinez needs to find a new left-back.

If he does pick Garbutt it shouldn't be a problem for the side, as the youngster has been impressive whenever called upon throughout the season.

Garbutt has looked comfortable at the top level and the 21-year-old appears to have all the credentials to be Baines' long-term replacement.

However, the Toffees face a nervous wait over Garbutt's future as the academy graduate is out of contract in the summer and no agreement has been made just yet. 

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