Injury updates as Everton prepare for Magpies test on Thursday evening

Everton boss Sean Dyche has some good news on the injury front as the Toffees ready themselves for Newcastle United's visit later this week.
Nottingham Forest v Everton FC - Premier League
Nottingham Forest v Everton FC - Premier League / Richard Callis/MB Media/GettyImages

Last Saturday Everton produced a very strong and disciplined away performance and left Nottingham Forest with all three points to launch their fightback following the points deduction imposed by the Premier League's commission two weeks ago.

Dwight McNeil's goal proved enough to secure the win and the Blues were well worth the result although there were a few late scares to ride out before the final whistle.

However, while the win was obviously welcome and very much needed, there were a few issues highlighted by the game at the City Ground.

Most of all was the telling absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin who was unable to play due to a calf injury he was suffering from.

His replacement was Beto. But the £30 million summer signing struggled again in front of goal spurning several good chances to break his Premier League duck. Although hopefully he will come good will be good to have Calvert-Lewin back as soon as possble.

Well, it seems as though he might well be able to return for the Magpies' visit on Thursday evening.

The former England international has a good record against Newcastle having scored five goals against them, so if he is able to play hopefully he can add to that tally.

Dyche's other major injury doubt is Amadou Onana who was again absent at Forest and also looks a continuing doubt for Thursday's match. While Idrissa Gueye was excellent alongside James Garner it will be good to have the Belgian star back as well.

Finally, the manager also has his veteran right-back and club captain Seamus Coleman available as the Irishman has returned from ther serious injury he suffered at the end of last season.

With Coleman back in contention (although Thursday might be too soon for him to start) Dyche has four players to choose from at full-back.