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James McCarthy

24-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    

February 24, 2015    James McCarthy News

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McCarthy admitted that Everton's performance has not been good enough this season and the team needs to address their weak spots, reports the Daily Mail.

Everton are six points above the relegation positions in the table, and haven't been able to emulate the form they showed at home last season. The team has won just once in the last 10 Premier League matches, and McCarthy said the players need to address some issues to move up the order.

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February 5, 2015

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McCarthy suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring issue and is likely to miss Saturday's match against Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.

McCarthy hasn't played since the end of December, and aggravated his hamstring during training. Early speculation would put him on the sidelines for another two weeks. This is his fourth hamstring issue since November.

December 28, 2014

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McCarthy was subbed off at halftime of Sunday's match against Newcastle due to a hamstring injury, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Manager Roberto Martinez said the substitution was a precaution, but McCarthy is certainly considered an injury doubt for Thursday's match against Hull City.

December 19, 2014

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Friday that the club's medical staff is still trying to figure out a training program to help McCarthy return from his hamstring injury.

McCarthy has returned to training recently, but Martinez said he was 50-50 to play Saturday against Southampton.

November 18, 2014

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McCarthy has yet to return to first-team training after withdrawing from international duty for Ireland with a hamstring injury, reports.

Given the issue, McCarthy appears highly unlikely to face West Ham this Saturday, and more likely to return Nov. 30 against Spurs.

November 14, 2014

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McCarthy will be assessed further by the club's medical staff before a timetable for return to established.

October 10, 2014

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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.

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.