Key Everton duo return to training ahead of Newcastle United clash

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Everton could welcome back two players for the visit of Newcastle United to Goodison Park.

Everton duo Amadou Onana and Seamus Coleman have returned to training ahead of tomorrow night’s encounter against Newcastle United (kick off 7:45pm).

The Toffees have been without the key pair for the past two games, with a 3-1 loss to Fulham and goalless draw at Crystal Palace leaving them in the relegation zone.

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Onana, a £33million summer arrival from French club Lille, is in the running for Everton’s player of the season. Coleman, meanwhile, has been absent with a hamstring problem.

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Dyche revealed that both players are back training ‘on the grass’ - but was unable to confirm if they would play a part against Newcastle tomorrow.

The 51-year-old said: “Seamus and Amadou have been on the grass, so we’ll make a decision on them.”

In a boost for Everton, Abdoulaye Doucoure will return following his three-man ban. The midfielder was red carded for lashing out at Harry Kane in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

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“I don’t ask players to make amends for moments in a game,” Dyche said. “You want the passion and the pride in a game. You want players to look after themselves when they’re not playing and he’s done that so he can come back in.

“His energy and application, he’s scored. He’s been a driving force behind the whole unit.”

Everton are without Mason Holgate, who was shown two yellow cards at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Meanwhile, former Magpies winger Andros Townsend and Ruben Vinagre remained sidelined.

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