McCarthy played his first game in over a month in yesterday’s 0-0 draw at home to Liverpool, and admitted that during the last ten minutes he was tiring, but delighted to be back on the pitch for Everton.
“It’s brilliant to be back,” said McCarthy.
“It’s been a long time coming and I’m just delighted to be back out there but unfortunately we didn’t get the three points today.
“We’re looking forward now to Wednesday night and trying to get three points and moving up the table.
“It’s been frustrating for each and every one of us, especially myself with the injuries, but now we’re looking forward to getting back to winning ways.”