Everton Injury Update For Brentford Test

Sean Dyche says Vitalii Mykolenko is “unlikely” to feature in Everton’s next match against Brentford at Goodison Park on Saturday evening (5.30pm BST).

Elsewhere in the squad, captain Seamus Coleman “won’t be ready,” according to the Everton manager, who added: “He’s getting close, but it’ll be touch and go for him.”

Blues left-back Mykolenko sustained an injury in Wednesday’s victory in the Merseyside derby, appearing to roll his ankle towards the end of his first half, after colliding with Dawin Nunez in the Everton penalty area.

Heading into the weekend, the Blues will be hoping to build on back-to-back 2-0 wins over Nottingham Forest and Liverpool respectively.

Everton manager Dyche, speaking in Thursday’s pre-match press conference, said: “Mykolenko is unlikely. We’ll see how that settles. He needs a scan on that to know the truth of it, but it’s not great - the early signs. We’ll see how that settles.”

The Blues boss also revealed Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who he labelled as “outstanding” in Wednesday’s victory, played through illness during the game, explaining: “He’s had a bit of illness, so we’re hopeful that passes.

“He had it before the game, so I must commend him on that. I thought he was outstanding, and I thought his physical performance was outstanding.

“He’s still not quite over it, so we hope that settles down in the next day or two.”

Beto remains sidelined due to concussion protocols, following the head injury he sustained last weekend against Nottingham Forest.

Injured against Chelsea, Nathan Patterson (hamstring) is out for the remainder of the season. Lewis Dobbin (ankle) and Dele (groin) are both unavailable.