Distin set for first Toffees start

Everton new boy Sylvain Distin is expected to make his debut for the club in Sunday's Premier League clash with Wigan at Goodison Park.

Last Updated: 28/08/09 at 21:44

Distin: Should slot straight into team

Distin: Should slot straight into team

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The Frenchman's arrival from Portsmouth will free up Phil Neville to revert to a midfield role as the team aim to get back on track after a poor start to the season.

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov could also secure a place in the squad along with Aiyegbeni Yakubu who played the last 14 minutes of the Europa League play-off match against Sigma Olomouc on Thursday after recovering from a ruptured Achilles. Phil Jagielka, Mikel Arteta and Victor Anichebe remain sidelined through injury.

Toffees (from): Howard, Nash, Hibbert, Baines, Yobo, Distin, Duffy, Neville, Rodwell, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Gosling, Saha, Yakubu, Vaughan, Jo, Wallace, Baxter, Turner, Bilyaletdinov.

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