Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has denied reports he was sent home from training.
Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were left out of the squad which beat Watford 3-2 on Sunday after being involved in an incident at the club’s training ground a day earlier.
Schneiderlin refuted the suggestion he was sent home and insisted he remains fully committed to the club. However, Sky sources understand the pair were told to leave the training session at Finch Farm by caretaker manager David Unsworth due to a lack of effort.
“I am fully committed to Everton and will continue to work hard for the club and the fans in training and on the pitch.”
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Schneiderlin has struggled for form this season while Mirallas has made just one Premier League start, an appearance that ended with him being substituted at half-time, just over a week ago when Everton lost 2-0 at Leicester.
On Sunday Belgium international Mirallas posted a message on Instagram, which has subsequently been deleted, that said: “Thank you for all your messages. It’s a difficult situation for me.
“But in life there are things much more serious than my personal situation.”