Everton will give Seamus Coleman 24 hours before undergoing a scan to assess an injury that forced him to be substituted against West Bromwich Albion in the 1-1 Premier League draw at the Hawthorns on Monday night.
The 25-year-old was withdrawn with 11 minutes of the contest left clutching the back of his thigh, which is a concern for the Goodison Park club. Everton travel to Stevenage - who have Letterkenny native Dale Gorman on their books - in the FA Cup this weekend before a pivotal clash at Anfield against rivals Liverpool next Tuesday.
“It’s important that we give him 24 hours and assess him from there,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. “Coleman felt his hamstring a little bit and we will assess him. It’s not a good sign because he would never normally want to come off.”
Martinez gave a debut to Coleman’s Republic of Ireland teammate Aiden McGeady, who came on for Bryan Oviedo on 80 minutes, having signed from Spartak Moscow the weekend before last.
Kevin Mirallas put Everton on course for the victory that would have moved them into the Champions League places. But Martinez’s side were punished for a poor second-half display and Diego Lugano’s fine header grabbed a leveller for West Brom.