Report names two Everton players told to leave training by Unsworth, futures now in doubt

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth looks on during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2017.

Everton beat Watford 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth looks on during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2017.

According to Sky Sports, Everton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were sent way from training on Saturday due to a perceived lack of effort.

The Toffees endured a dramatic Sunday afternoon, as they fell 2-0 down to Watford at Goodison Park thanks to second half goals from Richarlison and Christian Kabasele.

However, the out-of-form Toffees hit back through Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, before Leighton Baines scored from the penalty spot to complete the comeback – though there was another scare late on, as Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley missed a penalty against his former club to hand Everton a much-needed win.

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth will be delighted to have his first win, but there were two notable absentees from his side, with midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and winger Kevin Mirallas both left out of the squad.

Now, Sky Sports report that both players were actually sent home from training on Saturday afternoon as Everton prepared to face, with Unsworth feeling that the pair weren't putting in enough effort.

It's noted that both players could leave in the January transfer window, with their futures at Goodison Park now up in the air after their exclusion from Sunday's game.

Kevin Mirallas of Everton reacts after the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton at Amex Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Brighton, England.

Seen as a huge signing last January, midfielder Schneiderlin hasn't quite lived up to expectations with Everton, and having joined the club in order to reunite with his former Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, the Frenchman may now follow Koeman in leaving Merseyside.

Meanwhile, winger Mirallas only signed a new contract at the end of last season, but was linked with an exit towards the end of the summer transfer window, with his inconsistency meaning that the Toffees may be willing to let him go in January, if a good enough offer arrives.

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