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Everton: Journalist on big injuries facing Rafa Benitez

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Chris McKenna has been speaking on The Daily Mirror’s YouTube channel about the injuries facing Everton and Rafa Benitez.

Everton managed to snap their poor run without a victory on Monday night when they recorded a 2-1 win thanks to a stoppage-time strike from Demarai Gray and the club and fans will be hoping that this can be the catalyst to kick start their season.

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Despite winning in dramatic fashion it was not all positive news for Benitez and Everton with Yerry Mina, who had previously missed the last seven matches, returned to the starting lineup but only lasted 31 minutes before being forced off with yet another injury and this almost sums up Everton this season who have suffered big injuries to key players all campaign.

McKenna believes the injuries Everton have been facing and continue to face will be a big problem moving forward.

“They’re still missing Calvert-Lewin badly and Yerry Mina goes off after 30 minutes, that’s a big worry for them.

“Benitez has spoken so much in the last few weeks about how he’s missed that kind of spine of Mina, Doucoure and Calvert-Lewin. Doucoure is back, Mina looked like he was back but he only lasted half an hour so they’ve got that problem again.”

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Benitez held his pre-match press conference ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday and he confirmed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina are both out this weekend, while Allan has only completed half of a training session today which means he could well be a doubt.

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It appears that the injuries are showing no sign of stopping at Goodison park and for as long as the Toffees have to create a makeshift spine of their team, they will likely struggle for consistency and to achieve much more than a top-half finish.

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