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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Schneiderlin denial

Morgan Schneiderlin. Pic: PA
Morgan Schneiderlin. Pic: PA

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has denied reports he was sent home from training. 

Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were left out of the squad which beat Watford 3-2 on Sunday after being involved in an incident at the club's training ground a day earlier. It was reported that on Saturday the pair's involvement in a session at the club's Finch Farm complex ended early after their attitudes were questioned by coaching staff. 

But Schneiderlin yesterday refuted the suggestion he was sent home and insisted he remains fully committed to the club. He wrote on Twitter: "I have seen press stories today about me 'being sent away from training'. The stories are not true.  "I am fully committed to Everton and will continue to work hard for the club and the fans in training and on the pitch." 

Meanwhile, Everton left-back Leighton Baines has praised David Unsworth's efforts as caretaker boss, stressing the win secured on Sunday was "the least" he has deserved.  Baines, scorer of the decisive goal against the Hornets, saidwhen asked about winning for Unsworth: "It makes it extra special."

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