Gbamin Steps Up Recovery As Everton Prepare For City

Jean-Philippe Gbamin entered the latest phase of his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury while the midfielder's Everton's teammates prepared for Saturday's FA Cup tie with Manchester City.

Ivorian Gbamin is starting to work on the grass at USM Finch Farm, introducing running and ball work into an individual recovery process which began soon after the 25-year-old sustained his injury back in May.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti last week confirmed he was optimistic over Gbamin's chances of returning to action this term – but conceded Everton would tread carefully with the player in order to safeguard his long-term fitness.

The remainder of Ancelotti's squad, meanwhile, are getting ready to face runaway Premier League leaders City at Goodison Park this weekend with a Cup semi-final place at stake.

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