Yakubu faces late fitness test

David Moyes will assess Aiyegbeni Yakubu's fitness before making a decision on whether to include him in Everton's squad to face Portsmouth.

Last Updated: 25/09/09 at 11:57

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Yakubu: Has a groin problem

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The Nigeria international, who missed most of last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, scored in the midweek Carling Cup victory at Hull but came off with a groin problem.

Midfielder Steven Pienaar (foot) and defender Joseph Yobo (hamstring) will also have late fitness tests.

Kick-off at Fratton Park is at 12.45pm.

Toffees (from): Howard, Yobo, Baines, Distin, Hibbert, Heitinga, Neill, Cahill, Rodwell, Pienaar, Osman, Yakubu, Jo, Fellaini, Nash, Bilyaletdinov, Vaughan, Gosling.

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