Pienaar set for return at Hull

Blackpool Citizen: Steven Pienaar has been sidelined with a knee cartilage problem for the last two months Steven Pienaar has been sidelined with a knee cartilage problem for the last two months

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar is set to return for their final match of the season at Hull on Sunday.

A knee problem means the South African has not played since the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Arsenal at the start of March.

"Steven has been working with the team and that is very positive," manager Roberto Martinez told evertontv.

"We will assess him before Sunday to see whether he can play a part or not.

"Darron Gibson (out for the entire season after cruciate ligament surgery) has been working with the team as well.

"That is really good timing because he has been able to finish the season strong from his point of view.

"I don't know if Darron will make it in time to be involved with the squad but it is a positive sign nonetheless.

"From that point of view it is the same squad that we had for Manchester City, apart from Ryan Ledson, who is going to join the England Under-17s setup at the European Championships where we wish him well."

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