Roberto Martinez says that he is hoping to give Everton winger Kevin Mirallas a consistent run of games between now and the end of the season.
By Martinez’s own admission Mirallas has had a stop-start campaign so far, as he has struggled for appearances.
However, the Spanish boss is hoping that the 28-year-old wide man can have a big role to play over the remainder of the campaign.
RM: "Mirallas' work-rate and attitude has been fantastic. It's been a stop-start season for him but we hope he can have a consistent run."— Everton (@Everton) February 18, 2016
Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu were preferred to Mirallas over the early part of the campaign, while Aaron Lennon seems to have jumped ahead of him in the pecking order more recently.
Mirallas has managed to play just 18 times this season, and many of those appearances have been as a substitute.
The Belgian's failure to break into Martinez’s first-team has seen speculation rise about his future at Goodison Park.
The skilful winger has been linked with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in recent times in the Daily Star, and it remains to be seen whether he will remain on Merseyside for much longer.