Roberto Martinez pleased with Gerard Deulofeu progress

Martinez pleased with Deulofeu progress
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez reveals that Gerard Deulofeu is "doing really well" as he recovery from a hamstring injury.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that Gerard Deulofeu is "doing really well" in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

The on-loan midfielder is currently building up his fitness at parent club Barcelona after suffering the problem on December 14.

Deulofeu is expected to be back at Goodison Park by the start of February.

"Gerard is progressing really well," Martinez is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "We are happy with his progress and he is doing really well and I don't think it will be long before he is back. We reassess him every three days. Hopefully he will carry on with no setbacks."

Everton return action on Saturday when they travel to Stevenage in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Swansea City on December 22, 2013
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