Arouna Kone scored in Everton U21's 3-2 win over Sunderland last night.
The Ivory Coast international played for 75 minutes before coming off. Six days earlier he had played 45 minutes and was pain free.
So lets hope this is finally the breakthrough he needs to kick on and get back in the first team squad and with 7 games in December coming up the 31 year old could be a welcome addition.
The Krasnodar game could be the one Kone could make his first team return.
Bryan Oviedo who had a screw removed from his leg in October also looks to be in line for a recall after scoring the second goal.
Conor McAleny scored the winner.
Everton U21s: Robles, Jones, Galloway, Browning, Kenny (c), Ledson, Dowell, Grant, Kone, McAleny, Oviedo.
Bench: Griffiths, Walsh, Williams, Long, C.Duffus
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