Jarrad Branthwaite is back in training at Everton as he bids to make a swift return from injury.

The teenage Cumbrian defender, who scored his first Premier League goal for the Toffees at Chelsea last month, has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

But 19-year-old former Carlisle United prospect Branthwaite has been pictured back in training with Rafa Benitez's squad today.

The young centre-half has sat out games against Brighton & Hove Albion and Hull City.

A return against Norwich City on Saturday may come too soon for the Wigton player.

But the signs are that a comeback is on the horizon, after Benitez recently said the defender had to be "managed" for another week before coming back into the first-team fold.

Everton said Branthwaite was involved in "part" of the latest training session, along with team-mates Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph who are also on the comeback trail after injuries.