Martinez: Baines and Oviedo will be back in three weeks

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that first team left-back Leighton Baines and also Bryan Oviedo will both be back in training in three weeks and they will both be fully fit for the start of the new campaign.

Both players missed the end of last season due to injury, but the Catalan claims that both players are progressing well and he expects to have them back soon.

Martinez told Sky Sports News HQ: “Leighton is well ahead of where we expected him to be. I expect him to be able to start the campaign fully fit. I think the first week in August is a realistic target for Leighton and I would say the same for Brian Oviedo. Both have been progressing really well and I do expect Leighton to be fully fit for the start of the campaign.”


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  1. Both may not make it for the start of the season yet he is likely to allow Garbutt to go on loan.What sense is there in that decision? This kid is their replacement in a few years time, but hey, lets let others sides get his measure before he gets the nod from us.


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