Increasingly on the fringes the 26 year old has failed to even to make the substitutes bench for a number of weeks. It seems clear that the Everton player is yet another who has failed to make an impression under the new regime. After a promising start to his Everton career Oviedo has suffered a number of frustrating injuries that have hampered any opportunity to establish himself. However, he seems to have found a sustained period of fitness but is still unable to force his way into the side with Leighton Baines returning as first choice almost immediately.
Oviedo is quoted as saying:
“This is the most difficult time I have had at Everton when I have not been injured. I’ve not even been on the bench for the past two months. The manager has told me it is a tricky situation, but said he needs attacking players – so I just have to wait.It is hard for me, as you never prepare yourself NOT to play. You want to be involved and taken into account. I think about the option of joining another club, where I could play more regularly. The problem with Everton is that I’m not playing matches.”