Besic ruled out of Everton's pre-season tour

The midfielder suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's victory over Swindon Town and will not be travelling to the Far East with the rest of the squad
Muhamed Besic has been ruled out of Everton’s pre-season tour to Singapore due to an ankle injury.

The midfielder suffered the injury during the 4-0 friendly win over Swindon Town on Saturday and will remain in England as a precaution, with the rest of the squad flying out to the Far East on Monday.

Everton are due to take part in a four-team tournament that also includes Stoke City, Arsenal and a Singapore Select XI.

"He hasn't travelled because we assessed him the day after Swindon and he had a little bit of an inflammation," said Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

"It's not a major worry but with that sort of niggle you don't want to be playing and now he's going to be working hard at Finch Farm to make sure he can travel to Scotland. I expected him to be fully fit for that."

Besic has been replaced in the squad by 17-year-old Ryan Ledson, who made his first-team debut in the Europa League last season.