Monday 19 March 2018

Seamus Coleman on a mission to fire Toffees into Europe

Everton and Ireland star Seamus Coleman
Everton and Ireland star Seamus Coleman
Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

SEAMUS COLEMAN believes he and Everton team mate Kevin Mirallas could form a partnership down the right flank to rival any other in the Premier League.

Coleman continued his stellar form at the weekend in the Toffees 3-1 win over Reading and is hoping the greater exposure he has to Belgian international Mirallas the better

"He's been in the team while I've been out and we've not always been able to work together but he's a top player," he told the Liverpool Echo.

The 24-year-old said: "Kevin's got loads of ability, but a bit like myself he's been in and out with injuries this season.

"You can give him the ball and he'll make things happen. Naisy (Steven Naismith) as well is someone who you know will fill in for you when you overlap. We've got some good players and need to kick on from here."

Coleman has been in fine form during Everton's last three games, and has his sights set on helping the Blues capitalise on their run of five home fixtures.

While Everton still have the FA Cup quarter final visit of Wigan to look forward to, Coleman is focused on breaking into the top five in the Premier League and qualifying for European football.

"We'd eased off in the last few weeks which has been disappointing but we've got some home games coming up now and I think two wins on the bounce can be a massive help in the league," said the former Sligo Rovers right-back.

"We won't give up fighting. We know it's going to be difficult put we'll keep plugging away until the end and if we can start seeing out games then you never know."

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