Francis Jeffers, whose season at Everton looked to be over following his recent bust-up with manager David Moyes, could play for the club again, after clear-the-air talks.
Jeffers, on loan for the season from Arsenal, had been told he would not play for the club again after a row with Moyes ahead of last week’s Premier League encounter with Tottenham.
“Talks, instigated by Francis himself, were held earlier this week and the player has now resumed normal training,” said an Everton statement.
“Francis is now available for the club’s final five Premiership fixtures, starting with Saturday’s game.”
The statement continued: “A period of reflection followed his weekend announcement that he no longer wished to play for Everton under the manager ship of David Moyes.
“Francis Jeffers has reconsidered his position and has now settled his differences with both club and manager.
“The club now regards the matter as closed.”
The dispute arose when Jeffers was left out of the starting line-up for last Friday’s match against Everton. The 23-year-old forward reacted angrily with his manager after being told that he would not be starting the match.