Wayne Rooney fit to face Burnley - Ronald Koeman
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Wayne Rooney has no fracture on his hand after he was left in pain during the 2-2 draw against Apollon Limassol.
The Toffees looked on course for three points in the latter stages of the Europa League encounter, but Limassol found the key equaliser with just ten men. Koeman has since insisted that his side are scared of playing on the front foot, but he is looking to turn things around ahead of this weekend's clash against Burnley.
Speaking at his pre-match news conference, Koeman confirmed that Rooney did not sustain a broken wrist, and he is in line to feature versus the Clarets. Meanwhile, Koeman was also hopeful over the fitness of Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka, who have missed nearly two weeks of first-team action with a foot and hamstring injury respectively.
He said: "Wayne had a scan on his hand this morning and it is fine - there is no fracture. I hope to have some positive news on Saturday - we need to make a decision about Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka whether they are available for Sunday, but they are doubtful. It's always important to have everybody available, because all these players are quality, experienced players and that's what you need in a difficult situation."
The Dutch manager is already under huge pressure to perform in the Premier League as the Toffees lie in the lower half of the table in 14th place with just seven points. Things could have been worse for Koeman last weekend as they were trailing 1-0 to Bournemouth heading into the final 10 minutes, but OumarNiasse managed to turn the game around with a brace on his comeback league appearance for Everton. As a result, the Toffees look to have found themselves a potential goalscoring striker, who could continue their climb towards the top-half of the table until the next transfer window at least.