Seamus Coleman has been declared fit ahead of the start of the Premier League this weekend.
The 25-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in pre-season against Tranmere Rovers but resumed full training when a scan revealed an all-clear.
Colema trained alongside Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas, who had also missed out recently having been given an extended break following their World Cup exertions with Belgium.
“All three are going to train normally with the team today, so we need to assess how they are and how they go through the week before any decisions are made on Saturday,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez told the club’s official website on Tuesday.
“It’s really good to see Rom and Kevin reaching a really good level of fitness so quickly, but we don’t know yet if they’re going to be ready for the weekend.
“Seamus is training with the team and had the ‘all okay’ from a scan yesterday, so that’s very good news as well.”
Coleman had an excellent season last year and was named at right-back on the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Season, as well as scooping both the Everton Fans’ Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season.
Shane Duffy is eager to make inroads into the Everton first-team this term. Derry-born Duffy, whose father Brian is from Letterkenny, is back at the Merseyside club having spent last season on loan at Yeovil Town in the Championship. The 22-year-old made his Republic of Ireland senior debut against Costa Rica in June.
Everton’s Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy also have Donegal ancestory
Everton start their league campaign on Saturday away to Leicester, whose new signing, Ben Hamer from Charlton, is expected to be named as substitute goalkeeper ahead of Ramelton native Conrag Logan.
Ciaran Clark, whose late grandmother Vera was from Manorcunningham and whose father Mick was brought up in Milford, is part of the Aston Villa squad who have Roy Keane as assistant to Paul Lambert. Villa open with a fixture away to Stoke City on Saturday.