Bolasie Back In Action With Under-23s

Yannick Bolasie has played his first competitive match for more than a year after coming on as a substitute in Everton Under-23s' Premier League 2 match at Leicester City.

The winger has made a key step in his recovery from the serious knee injury he sustained against Manchester United last December by being brought off the bench on 61 minutes for David Unsworth's side, replacing Dennis Adeniran.

Bolasie, a 2016 summer signing from Crystal Palace, returned to first-team training last month and manager Sam Allardyce said in his pre-match press conference on Friday that the 28-year-old could be back in his plans in “a number of weeks”.

The Under-23s lost the match 2-1 despite forward Fraser Hornby - who made his first-team debut in last week's 3-0 Europa League success over Apollon Limassol - putting the young Blues ahead with a fine solo effort in the first half.

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