Phil Jagielka has confirmed that he expects to be fit for Everton’s Premier League match against Brighton on Sunday following a spell on the sidelines with injury.
💪🏼 | The captain has declared himself fit and ready to return for Sunday's game at @OfficialBHAFC.
— Everton (@Everton) October 9, 2017
A hamstring problem has kept the defender out of action since the team were beaten 4-0 by Manchester United on September 17.
In Jagielka’s absence, Everton have recorded a win over Bournemouth and a defeat to Burnley in the top flight.
In addition, Ronald Koeman’s side secured a win over Sunderland in the third round of the Carabao Cup without the centre-back, but were held to a draw with Apollon Limassol in the Europa League.
It has not been the most enjoyable of seasons for the Merseyside outfit so far as they currently reside 16th in the league table.
Koeman’s men have won just two of their seven matches in the top flight and have scored only four times.
At the other end, the Toffees have allowed 12 goals to get past them, but some fans are hopeful of a better display on Sunday now that Jagielka is in line to return to the defence.
Missed him. What a player @PJags06 has been for us.
— Sam (@SC__23) October 9, 2017
REALLY missed him!! Thank God he's back!! …Now hopefully RK will start him!!
So so happy you're back @PJags06 👌🏼💙
— 💙Jags6 ⚽️ EFC 💙 (@BlueSarah1878) October 9, 2017
Yay. Thank goodness for that
— Jagsmol (@lynnepark_lynne) October 9, 2017
Surely surely surely has to be jags and Keane
— Chris Windsor (@chriswinds88) October 9, 2017
YESSSS get in
— J (@futboljosh_) October 9, 2017
— Trevor P Malcolmson (@trevor_p_malco) October 9, 2017
Good, drop Williams.
— Daniel Tatarsky (@GrassRootsMgr) October 9, 2017