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What The Papers Say - 27 February

Boss on Gibson and Kone, plus Ferguson on his Goodison return.

What The Papers Say - 27 February

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Injured duo Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone are targeting a symbolic return for Everton's final home game of the season against Manchester City, Roberto Martinez has told Thursday's Liverpool Echo.

Irishman Gibson has been out since tearing knee ligaments while on international duty in November, while Ivorian Kone sustained a cartilage problem the previous month.

Martinez has told the paper that Gibson is already back running and progressing well, making him the likelier of the two to make an appearance before the campaign's end.

Also in the Echo, Everton Under-21s assistant manager David Unsworth backs the Blues to see off his former club West Ham when the two sides meet at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The former defender is happy to see the Londoners back on track following a tricky start to the year but says Everton should have enough to secure a ninth home win of the season.

The same paper also takes a look at a 100-year history of Everton signing players from Ireland in light of the recent form of Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy and this week's capture of 15-year-old Stephen Kinsella.

Meanwhile, in the Daily Mail, Duncan Ferguson is quoted saying he is anticipating an 'emotional' moment when he walks out to sit in the first-team dugout at Goodison Park.

The former striker, who scored 72 goals in 273 games for the Toffees, was last week promoted from the Academy set-up to the position of first-team coach. To watch an exclusive evertontv interview with Ferguson, click here.

john cheethamWe've a bunch of crocks at the mo, We've gotta be more careful on fitness with who we bring in! WHY not give someone like Vellios a try??

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