Roberto Martinez says Kevin Mirallas will get more chances for Everton before end of season

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Mirallas was an unused substitute during the defeat to West Brom.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has admitted that Kevin Mirallas has been unfortunate not to get more first team opportunities of late but says he will get more time between now and the end of the season.

Mirallas has been lower down the pecking order for much of the season but seemed to get himself back in the side after a couple of impressive performances in January, including a goalscoring display against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

However, injury struck and his return to the first team squad saw him back on the bench for the 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend. 

The Toffees boss is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We’ve got a big squad and as you know we’ve been working hard to get that. You’re going to get players who are disappointed.

“Kevin is been very unfortunate because he had a really really good performance against Chelsea then picks up an injury against Swansea.

“Our attacking performers have been working really really well and Kevin has been working well, I have no problems with that, and I know he’ll be ready when the opportunity arises.”

One can understand that Martinez will not want to replace players in the side that he feels are being effective but there must have been an element of frustration from the 28-year-old at the weekend as he was an unused substitute, when some of his form lately has shown that he could have made the difference against the Baggies. 

It is rare that the Belgian has completed 90 minutes this term and he will no doubt want to get a sustained run under his belt to show both his manager what he can do, but also in preparation for the European Championships in the summer. 

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