England knock shouldn’t affect Stones

John Stones is expected to be fit for Everton’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday despite picking up a knock playing for England.

Everton: England knock shouldn't affect StonesEverton: England knock shouldn't affect Stones

The centre-back went down clutching his knee late on in Tuesday night’s friendly against Holland at Wembley but, after receiving treatment, was able to carry on and see out the game.

The were fears that the 21-year-old would miss Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford but, after returning to training with the Blues, he has now been assessed and the club are confident he will be available.

Whether Stones makes it into Roberto Martinez’s starting line-up, however, remains to be seen as the former Barnsley man has not been always been first choice in the second half of the campaign amid concerns over his form in recent weeks.

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