Jack Harrison won’t be making his debut for Everton this weekend.
Sean Dyche has confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the winger won’t be available to play against Arsenal after suffering a hip injury.
Harrison was the subject of plenty of interest this summer as Leeds United were relegated and Everton eventually won the battle for his signature, signing the 26-year-old on a season-long loan.
Despite joining the Toffees a month ago, Harrison is yet to make an appearance for the club due to an injury he picked up prior to his arrival at Goodison Park.
The forward was spotted in training earlier this week and there was hope that he could make his debut against the Gunners, however Dyche has now confirmed that he won’t be included in the match-day squad.
He said: “Not Jack [available] he’s only just on the grass with the team, he has been on it for a longer period but actually training with us, a couple of days. He’s going to need more time.”
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With Harrison returning to full training midweek, fans can surely expect to see him in action when they travel to Brentford next weekend.
Dyche has spoken further about his new signing and appears very positive about his impact this season.
“He can work in a number of key areas,” Dyche said. He can score, assist and we know he’s got quality but he’s also got a high work-ethic which is a healthy mixture for any team.
“It’s the early stages of true fitness, he tests well and he looks free – with injuries sometimes they don’t look free but he does. He looks clear and ready to go but it’s about getting him up to speed.”
The Everton boss also confirmed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin would return to the squad, though it is unclear whether he will start the game. Beto took his place against Sheffield United and looked very impressive, despite not getting his goal.