Seamus Coleman has returned to Everton training.
Everton defender Seamus Coleman has returned to training, and the news will come as a huge boost to Ronald Koeman.
The 28-year-old has been sidelined since March following a horrific leg-break suffered during the international break.
Coleman, who signed a new five-year contract with Everton in May, as reported by the Guardian, has been stepping up his recuperation with the club's medical staff.
He was spotted kicking the ball in Everton’s training ground at Finch Farm on Thursday.
Here’s the picture of him training for the first time (via @LivEchoEFC)
Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) September 7, 2017
Coleman, who joined Everton in 2009 from Sligo Rovers, has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League.
He has made over 200 Premier League appearances, and has 18 Premier League goals to his name.
The sight of him getting back on the training field will serve as a massive boost to the Everton camp.
Although Coleman is not yet fully fit, and it will take some time to integrate him into the starting XI, it won't be too long before Koeman can use him regularly.
Everton fans reacted to the news on Twitter. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Everyday a step closer ⚽️— Jan Kluitenberg (@jankluit) September 7, 2017
A fully fit S Coleman will be like a new signing walking through the doors of @Everton best right back for me in the prem.— Andrew Harper (@andsharper22) September 7, 2017
Great News.— Keith Hudson (@Keihud) September 7, 2017
Quality Player. Good to see.— Simon Goy (@si237g) September 7, 2017
Know what you mean! I think it's just how the camera has caught him! Great to see Seamus back in training, him & Bainsy brilliant together!— Malcolm Kitchen (@MJ3669) September 7, 2017