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Coleman ruled out of cup tie

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed Seamus Coleman will miss this weekend's FA Cup tie with Stevenage.

Coleman limped off in the 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday and the Toffees subsequently confirmed the Republic of Ireland international had sustained a "minor soft tissue injury".

"The only difference from the squad on Monday is Seamus Coleman. He picked up a minor soft tissue injury, so he'll miss the weekend and we'll assess him from there," said Martinez.

The 25-year-old joins Gerard Deulofeu, Steven Pienaar, Ross Barkley and Antolin Alcaraz in the treatment room, alongside long-term absentees Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone.

Alcaraz, a summer signing from Martinez's former club Wigan Athletic, has been out since the start of the month but should return for February.

"Antolin Alcaraz (muscle fatigue) is still recovering well but will be missing at the weekend," added the Toffees boss.

Martinez did have some good news on the injury front, however, with on-loan winger Gerard Deulofeu nearing a return.

"Gerard is not too far away. I will be very surprised if he is not available at the end of next week," he said.

"That will be really positive because we knew it would be a tricky injury for the player he is.

"He's a real sprinter and that injury needs to be well looked after. I will be delighted if we can get him back then."