Baines lets Kev off hook af­ter spot of bother

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LEIGHTON BAINES is ready to kiss and make up with Kevin Mi­ral­las as Ever­ton head for a warm weather train­ing break to Qatar.

Mi­ral­las con­tro­ver­sially took the ball off reg­u­lar penalty taker Baines when the Tof­fees were awarded a spot-kick against West Brom on Mon­day night.

The Bel­gium in­ter­na­tional missed – and was then hauled off at half-time as Roberto Martinez’s men drew 0-0 to sit just four points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone as they ex­tended their win­less run to eight games.

Baines ad­mits the trip to the Mid­dle East is needed to help bring back some team spirit.

The Eng­land left­back said: “Hope­fully we can get more spirit back amongst the lads.

“It is dif­fi­cult at the mo­ment. We have to stay to­gether and look af­ter each other.

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