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Leighton Baines

30-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knock    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  December 11, 1984    Birthplace:  Kirkby, United Kingdom
Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Leighton Baines Contract Information:

Signed a new four-year contract in January 2014.

March 27, 2015    Leighton Baines News

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Baines picked up a knock in Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, and he will not travel for Turin for Tuesday's friendly against Italy, the Daily Mirror reports.

Baines played the full 90 minutes Friday, but he will get a rest before Everton take on Southampton on April 4.

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Leighton Baines: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 15, 2015

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Baines was effective Sunday, making five crosses, three key passes, six tackles, and eight clearances in the 3-0 win over Newcastle.

Baines played more defensively today then usual and his fantasy owners were rewarded with his first clean sheet in nearly two months. Although he didn't have an assist or goal today, the performance after returning from his quad injury is very promising and he'll feature in the starting XI going forward barring any setbacks. Look for Baines to attack more next Sunday against one of the worst defenses in the league in QPR.

March 15, 2015

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Baines (quad) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's match against Newcastle.

Baines has not played since Feb. 22 against Leicester, but he reclaims his starting spot now that he's fit, sending Luke Garbutt back to the bench.

March 13, 2015

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Baines will have a late fitness test on his injured groin Saturday to determine his availability for Sunday's match against Newcastle, manager Roberto Martinez said Friday.

Baines, who leads all defenders with eight assists this season, has not played since Feb. 22 against Leicester. Despite the high assist total, he hasn't had one since Jan. 10 against Man City, and his last goal was back on Nov. 9 against Sunderland. If Baines is unable to play, Luke Garbutt would most likely get the start again.

March 4, 2015

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Baines missed his third consecutive game in the 2-0 loss to Stoke Wednesday.

Baines had to take a late fitness test to see if he was fit to play, but Everton opted to hold him out with a 10-day break before their next match. It seems likely that Baines will be back in 10 days time when Everton host Newcastle on the 14th.

March 3, 2015

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Baines will have a late fitness test Tuesday on his injured quad to determine his availability for Wednesday's game against Stoke City, manager Roberto Martinez said Tuesday.

The injury has kept Baines out of a number of games so far, and it seems like a bit of a long shot that he'll be passed fit. If he is unable to play, Luke Garbutt will likely get another start in his place, as Bryan Ovideo is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

March 1, 2015

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Baines, who did not play Sunday against Arsenal because of a quad injury, is unlikely to play Wednesday against Stoke City, the Liverpool Echo reports. "We tried to give Leighton a breather against Young Boys (on Thursday), so he could be fully fit for (Sunday)," Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. "But unfortunately he picked up a knock on Friday and was out of the squad. I don't know if he is going to be available Wednesday, I doubt it. I just hope he can be available for the Dynamo Kiev game (March 12)."

Luke Garbutt started in place of Baines on Sunday and will likely keep his spot in the starting lineup while the latter is sidelined.

March 1, 2015

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Baines was not in the lineup for the 2-0 loss to Arsenal Sunday.

It was very surprising not to see Baines starting and it makes us wonder if his knee problems are reoccurring. With a match against Stoke approaching in just three days, it might be a case of resting him before that match. Keep posted to see if he makes the starting XI come Wednesday.