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Leighton Baines | Defensemen | #3

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 154

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After finally returning to full strength at the position, left-back is once again becoming an issue for Everton following injury concerns for Bryan Oviedo and Leighton Baines.
Oviedo has started the last six Premier League matches at left-back but the injury-prone Costa Rican picked up a knock that saw him leave the club's win against Aston Villa on Tuesday in the 81st minute. Now Oviedo is doubtful for the weekend match against West Ham, according to Roberto Martinez. The manager also explained the absence of Baines from the starting lineup as the left-back will need to see a specialist after still experiencing pain following ankle surgery: "We are going to be seeing the specialist but it shouldn’t stop him from training and being with the group. He’s just been carrying a little niggle, part of the injury that kept him away from the pitch. We need to make sure that final step is sorted and it clears him from pain from now until the end of the season. He should be [available for the weekend]." If neither are available to start, Martinez could opt for Brendan Galloway, who filled in impressively at the beginning of the season. Mar 3 - 1:52 PM

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