David Moyes continues to be impressed with the progress Richard
Wright is making and he is still refusing to rule him out for the
start of the season.
Wrighty is yet to feature in a pre-season game for the Blues
after injuring his shoulder in a freak accident at his Ipswich home
earlier this summer.
His progress to-date is bang on schedule and barring any
reaction to the goalkeeping work he is currently undertaking then
he could very well feature in the final pre-season game against
Bologna at Goodison.
That would put him right in contention for the opening day at
his former club Arsenal, though the Blues Boss is adopting a
cautious approach and won't take any unnecessary risks.
"He is not ruled out for the start of the season but we
need to see that he has got a certain level of practice,"
Moyes told evertonfc.com.
"We know he has a chance but because of the nature of the
injury we can't take too many risks with it.
"The target we have is that he will be ready for at least
the last pre-season game, but we are not counting our
Wright will continue to work closely with both Chris Woods and
the Blues' medical team in the next few weeks as he bids to
overcome this latest frustrating problem.
He has applied himself in the correct manner, taken the right
advice, which has undoubtedly prevented a longer-term absence away
from the nets.
"It was the type of injury that if he fell on his shoulder
then he could be out for a long, long time," added Moyes.
"So really we have had to take a lot of precautions, but he
is doing well and he is back doing some goalkeeping work now.
"He is coming along very nicely, probably just about on
schedule for where we hoped he would be."