Everton host Olympique de Lyonnais on Thursday night in a game that many will believe Ronald Koeman needs to win for the pressure to ease, although he still has plenty of injury concerns heading into the tie, according to the club’s official website.

The Dutchman is under immense scrutiny from The Toffees faithful, with the majority of them not happy with how their side is performing in the Premier League and within the European competition.

The midweek fixture with the French side in the Europa League with the Merseysiders sitting rock-bottom of their group with just one point.

Everton were heavily beaten 3-0 in Italy by Atalanta before they laboured to a 2-2 draw with Cypriot outfit Apollon Limassol.

It is no secret Koeman’s men have struggled with injuries all season, with many facing long-term injuries, however, they recruited heavily in the summer having been provided with some much needed financial power.

James McCarthy is still unavailable for the tie at Goodison Park as he continues his comeback from an ankle injury, although he did make an appearance for the Everton Under-23’s against VfB Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

JonJoe Kenny remains a doubt for the fixture with the Ligue 1 side, after he picked up a knock during international duty with the England Under-21’s, but had returned to training on Wednesday.

Seamus Coleman (leg), Ross Barkley (hamstring), Yannick Bolasie and Ramiro Funes Mori, who are both out with knee problems, remain The Toffees long-term absentees and a return is far from near.

There is some positive injury news for Everton, with captain Phil Jagielka being available for selection after he managed to get through their Premier League draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday following his recovery from a hamstring problem.


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