Two Everton players are facing club sanctions after walking out of training at Finch Farm on Friday.
Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were left out of Everton’s match-day squad against Watford on Sunday after they left a training session after being accused of not taking it seriously.
The Guardian has reported that the pair were asked if they wanted to leave the session led by Duncan Ferguson, Everton’s first-team coach. And Schneiderlin, 27, and Kevin Mirallas, 30, took Ferguson up on his offer after he accused the pair of “of a lack of commitment”.
Mirallas has made just one Premier League start all season, while former Manchester United man Schneiderlin has made seven starts in the leagye since his £22million summer switch.
Everton managed to grab their first win under caretaker manager David Unsworth on Sunday, coming back from 2-0 down to defeat Watford 3-2 at Goodison Park.
And Everton left-back Leighton Baines has praised Unsworth’s efforts as caretaker boss, stressing the win the Toffees secured on Sunday was the least he has deserved.
Unsworth stepped up from the under-23s two weeks ago to take temporary charge following the sacking of Ronald Koeman and oversaw three away defeats before Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Watford at Goodison Park.
Baines, scorer of the decisive goal against the Hornets, told evertontv when asked about winning for Unsworth: “It makes it extra special.
“He has been top drawer. I’ve loved the training sessions he’s put on and the way he has conducted himself. His talk before the game was special.
“We would like to have given him more, and achieved better results – but we have got him a win, which he deserved, at the least.”