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James McCarthy | Midfielder

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 159

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Roberto Martinez has confirmed James McCarthy is ready to make his long awaited return to first team action after a scan on Wednesday revealed the midfielder's hamstring injury has fully healed.
McCarthy has suffered a number of hamstring related issues throughout this season but Martinez is now confidence the midfielder can play the remainder of the campaign without any further issues. There was also a positive update regarding goalkeeper Tim Howard who has been passed medically fit but Everton are likely to continue with back-up Joel Robles during the interim as the club will gradually increase his involvement to help minimise recurrence. Deadline day signing Aaron Lennon will be added to the Toffees squad for the Merseyside derby against rivals Liverpool at Goodison – Aidan McGeady would be the player most likely to make way. Feb 5 - 6:52 AM
Source: The Mirror

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Irish midfielder James McCarthy was enjoying his brief foray back into the Everton starting eleven following a number of weeks out due to a hamstring problem.

However McCarthy was withdrawn during half-time in the defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park after the midfielder was flagged as being at "high risk" of injury with Ross Barkley taking his place. For the first time in his Everton managerial career Roberto Martinez is feeling the pressure of the Goodison crowd having only won one from seven losing five – and despite being in twelfth the Toffees are just 5 points above the relegation zone. Their downturn in form can be attributed to a number of injuries to key players including the likes of Phil Jagielka, Tim Howard, Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman and Darron Gibson. Next up, Everton travel to the KC to face a Hull side who have their own league problems at the moment.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Everton midfielder James McCarthy will be assessed over the next 24 hours after suffering a muscular injury late into the game at the Stadium of Light making his involvement in the upcoming Euro qualifying game against Scotland a doubt.

This is second time within the last six weeks McCarthy has suffered a hamstring injury and Martinez will be concerned that he doesn’t lose his midfielder for any significant amount of time with a hectic fixture schedule coming up. Niggling problems are beginning to mount for Everton – Coleman / Lukaku / Pienaar – while the Toffees still have John Stones [ankle] out long-term. However there was better news with Arouna Kone, Bryan Oviedo & Kevin Mirallas all expected to return within the next three weeks - Antolin Alcaraz is hoping to be back for the Festive period after Martinez confirmed the defender does not require shoulder surgery.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 03:58:00 PM

James McCarthy has been declared fit and available for Everton as they get set to host Manchester United on Sunday.

McCarthy made a half hour appearance in Everton's midweek loss to Crystal Palace and came through okay. He will likely return to partnering Gareth Barry in central midfield as the Toffees look to bounce back against a United side that should have Wayne Rooney available.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 02:46:00 PM

James McCarthy earned his fifth booking of the season, and a suspension, against Arsenal last weekend.

Everton will be happy that it's a home game against a struggling Fulham, a perennially poor road team. Leon Osman is likely to slot into the midfield alongside Gareth Barry.
Source: The Guardian
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 02:29:00 AM

James McCarthy is the lone permanent transfer to Everton on deadline day as the Toffees look to replace the Marouane Fellaini-sized left by the Belgian's transfer to Manchester United.

James McCarthy is a very nice player when looked at through the lens of being one of the better players at Wigan last season. When looked at as a replacement for Marouane Fellaini, it is harder to get quite as excited about the move for the Toffees. The big Belgian was always going to be hard to replace but the risk Everton are taking is that their replacement strategy was mostly temporary with Lukaku and Barry both in on loan. Permanent acquisitions at Everton make them look a lot more like last season's Wigan side while the really interesting moves - Deulefeu, Lukaku, and Barry - are not likely around for the long term.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:42:00 AM

With Marouane Fellaini back in the news the next hypothetical domino to fall would be Everton buying James McCarthy from Wigan for £15million.

If the rumors of Fellaini's transfer price of £23 million are true then James McCarthy and £8 million doesn't seem like a very good transaction for Everton. McCarthy is a fine player but he appeared to take a step back last season and Everton will need to replace the heart and soul of their midfield should Fellaini leave. A more central player would seem to be in order with a big percentage of the Fellaini windfall.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:21:00 AM

James McCarthy has been linked with a move from relegated Wigan Athletic to Everton to join his former boss Roberto Martinez.

While Callum McManaman's proposed move to Everton makes a lot of sense, James McCarthy's rumored move makes slightly less sense. Unless Everton are already planning on losing Fellaini, Steven Pienaar, and/or Leon Osman it seems like they have talent in midfield. McCarthy is a good player but seems like he'd be a bit of a luxury for a team on a tight budget. The money might be better spent on defense.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:44:00 AM