Feb 25, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Goodison Park
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Ronald Koeman: 'Romelu Lukaku will be fit for Sunderland clash'

Koeman: 'Lukaku fit for Sunderland game'
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Everton boss Ronald Koeman is confident that Romelu Lukaku will be available for next weekend's match with Sunderland despite missing their trip to Dubai through injury.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has revealed that Romelu Lukaku should be fit in time for the visit of Sunderland later this month.

The 23-year-old did not travel with the squad to their warm-weather training camp in Dubai due to a calf injury, instead returning to his home country of Belgium to undergo treatment.

However, Koeman is expecting to have the striker back available early next week and is confident that he will not miss any action with the problem.

"We know that for 10 days Rom has had some problems with his calf. He has a lot of confidence in the Belgian doctor and I gave him permission to go to Belgium and recover," Koeman told evertontv.

"We expect him, normally, next Tuesday to be joining in the training session. He will be fit and available for the weekend."

Koeman is also confident of having James McCarthy and Kevin Mirallas available after both missed the recent draw with Middlesbrough with hamstring and groin injuries respectively.

"They are progressing well. We knew that they would not play in the friendly this Friday but next week, from Tuesday on, they will be available for all the training sessions. Normally they would be fit for the weekend of Sunderland," he added.

Everton are currently on an eight-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, stretching back to before Christmas.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Everton and Bournemouth on February 4, 2017
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