Jagielka out of Everton's pre-season trip to Germany

Everton's Phil Jagielka

Jagielka will not travel to the rest of the squad after suffering a hamstring injury.

Everton's Phil JagielkaJagielka looks set to miss out on the club's two-day tour of Germany

Phil Jagielka's difficult pre-season looks set to continue, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the defender is set to miss Everton's pre-season trip to Germany this weekend.

The Toffees will spend two days competing at the DDV-Stadion in the Dresden Cup, where they play local outfit Dynamo Dresden on Friday night before taking on Real Betis or Werder Bremen on Saturday lunchtime.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is set to take a squad of 25 players for the tournament and says he intends to field two different sides in order to cope with the quick turnaround of games.

However, captain Jagielka looks set to stay on Merseyside, having suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury during training last week.


Everton's Phil Jagielka applauds the fans after the game

According to the Liverpool Echo, Koeman said: "Players cannot play Friday evening and then 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon, that's impossible. We'll take 24-25 players.

“Phil Jagielka will not go, he's not fit.”

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in action with Everton's Phil Jagielka

The 33-year-old's hamstring problems saw him miss much of the end of last season, although a painkilling injection meant he was able to play in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.

Having subsequently missed out on a place in England's Euro 2016 squad, Jagielka is yet to make a pre-season appearance for Everton this summer.

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