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'Outstanding' Coleman hailed by Allardyce

 

Seamus Coleman punches the air after making a winning return with Everton. Photo: Getty
Seamus Coleman punches the air after making a winning return with Everton. Photo: Getty
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Sam Allardyce hailed the "outstanding" Seamus Coleman after the Ireland captain starred on a winning return for Everton.

And Coleman said afterwards that he had absolutely no doubts about his ability to successfully get through his comeback to first-team action 10 months and one week on from his leg break.

The 29-year-old made a seamless return to the Premier League stage by lasting the duration of a 2-1 win over Leicester.

Allardyce raved about the right-back's performance afterwards, with Coleman striking up a rapport with new recruit Theo Walcott who scored both Everton goals.

However, it was an injury-time interception and trademark run forward into the Leicester half which relieved pressure that was to the forefront of Allardyce's mind as he showered praise on the ex-Sligo Rovers man.

"He's an example to every player at this football club," said Allardyce. "Every young player should look to him. For Seamus to finish the 90 minutes and go on a run like that after 92 minutes was outstanding.

"Just imagine what he's going to be like when he's match-fit, it's scary. To perform with that energy and quality when you've been out for 10 months is just marvellous to see."

And a satisfied Coleman added: "I fully believed going into that game I would be fitter and stronger than everybody else."

Irish Independent

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