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Sidelined Seamus Coleman misses Everton's trip to Thailand

Updated: Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 19:29 | Comments

Seamus Coleman signed a new five-year-contract with Everton last month
Seamus Coleman signed a new five-year-contract with Everton last month

Everton defender Seamus Coleman will miss their pre-season friendly in Thailand to ensure he does not aggravate a hamstring problem.

The Republic of Ireland international came on at half-time in Tuesday's friendly at Tranmere but was withdrawn in the second half.

He will stay behind at the club's Finch Farm training ground with striker Arouna Kone and defender Bryan Oviedo, who are still making their way back from knee surgery and a broken leg respectively.

"We assessed Seamus' injury this morning," manager Roberto Martinez told evertontv.

"He will miss the Thailand trip to give proper consideration to his injury, for proper treatment and to remove any chance of aggravating that feeling that he had.

"We don't really know the extent of the injury yet but it is sometimes a little bit of a setback that comes with pre-season preparation and getting a lot of volume into the bodies.

"Hopefully it is going to be just a minor setback."

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will be echoing those sentiments, with the national side set to return to action against Oman at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday, 3 September before commencing their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Georgia in Tbilisi four days later.

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