Kroldrup closes on return
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Per Kroldrup will continue his quest for his Everton debut with an outing in the reserves.Per Kroldrup will continue his quest for his Everton debut with an outing in the reserves on Thursday.
The Denmark international has yet to feature for The Toffees since his £5 million summer move from Udinese.
The 26-year-old underwent surgery on a groin injury and that has prevented him from being involved for the past six weeks.
An injury crisis at Goodison Park forced Toffees boss David Moyes to put Kroldrup on the bench for Sunday's defeat at Manchester City.
Kroldrup was only ever likely to come on in an emergency and Moyes concedes the defender is not really ready for his first team bow.
But Moyes hopes the stopper will be able to play for Everton's reserves against Manchester United on Thursday as he looks forward to selecting his summer recruit.
"Per was really only on the bench because we are short of numbers," said Moyes.
"Ideally I'd like to have left him for another week or two's training and get him a couple of reserve games but hopefully this is the start of him getting himself ready to play."