This is it. The moment Henry Onyekuru and Everton have been waiting for.

According to HLN, relayed by Anderlecht-Online, the Nigeria international could finally return to a football pitch on Tuesday night, picked for the Belgian club’s reserves game against Sporting Lokeren.

Picking up an injury just before the new year, the 21-year-old, going on advice from Everton, declined the option to have surgery on his knee, allowing to come back in time to try and force his way into his country’s World Cup squad.

We’ve repeated it over and over again, but featuring in the international competition is vital for both the Toffees and the forward, who needs the caps in order to get his work permit to feature at Goodison Park.

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This is why a return before June was so important, and HLN explain that if there are no setbacks in Tuesday’s game, then there’s a chance Onyekuru could be part of the first-team squad against Charleroi next Sunday.

Certainly something for Everton fans to keep an eye on over the weekend.