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James McCarthy

23-Year-Old Midfielder     Everton  Premier


Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  November 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Glasgow, Scotland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  159 lbs    

October 10, 2014    James McCarthy News

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday that McCarthy is still recovering from his hip injury and he may be limited in upcoming matches. "James McCarthy picked up a knock against Liverpool and at the end of the game he was feeling a little bit of discomfort in that area," Martinez said. "He couldn't make the game in Russia and Old Trafford, and now it's making sure he is fully fit and recovered. I don't think James...will be out for too long and I expect (him) to play some part in the next block of six games. We are going to assess (him) day by day."

McCarthy wasn't a big upside fantasy contributor to begin with, so any talk of being limited in upcoming matches is certainly not a plus. Everton have a decent run of fixtures coming up, including Aston Villa, Burnley, Swansea and Sunderland.

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October 3, 2014

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McCarthy faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United due to a hip injury, manager Roberto Martinez said Friday.

McCarthy is a regular starter for Everton, but he plays a much more defensive role, which limits his fantasy upside in most leagues fairly considerably.

May 23, 2014

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After a strong first season with Everton, McCarthy has earned the attention of Manchester United's scouts and the possible distinction of being the club's top transfer target this summer, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder joined Everton last September, and produced one goal from 12 shots, adding three assists. Everton will likely attempt to open contract discussions before they lose McCarthy to the larger clubs.

May 11, 2014

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McCarthy found the back of the net in the final match of the season Sunday in the 2-0 win over Hull City.

Shortly after word of a new contract coming to fruition, McCarthy was able to find the back of the net. There's an offer on the table and it seems as though McCarthy is a piece of the future for Everton. Amazingly, this was his first goal of the season, but will likely feature much more next season.

March 19, 2014

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Everton is expected to offer McCarthy a new contract this summer after a strong start with the club, according to the Daily Mail.

McCarthy joined Everton last September, but also played for manager Roberto Martinez at Wigan. He has become an important part of the squad, and the organization feels that warrants a better contract.

December 9, 2013

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McCarthy picked up his fifth yellow card during Sunday's match against Arsenal and will be suspended for Everton's next match against Fulham on Saturday.

McCarthy has just one assist in 12 Premier League appearances this season and had little fantasy value before the suspension.

September 2, 2013

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McCarthy has signed a long-term deal with Everton in a 13 million move from Wigan.

McCarthy returns to the Premier League as one of the pieces that Everton will use to replace the newly-departed Marouane Fellaini, who was sold to Manchester United on Monday. McCarthy has already played five Championship matches this season for Wigan, although he's failed to score a goal or record an assist over that span.

August 20, 2013

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