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Video: Everton boss provides fitness update on Coleman and McCarthy

SoccerBy Colm Hayes
Video: Everton boss provides fitness update on Coleman and McCarthy

Roberto Martinez says that the Ireland internationals are "medically fit" but may not have the match fitness to start against Swansea on Sunday.

Republic of Ireland defender Seamus Coleman and midfielder James McCarthy are both extremely close to first-team returns.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that the duo have both been passed fit by the club’s medical staff.

Coleman has missed the Toffees last three outings due to a calf injury, while McCarthy has played just once since November with an ongoing groin issue.

With a pivotal Capital One Cup second-leg tie against Manchester City next Wednesday, the second of five fixtures in 13 days for the Merseyside outfit, it will be sooner rather than later when the Irishmen return to the pitch.