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Cathcart: Struggling with a back problem

Cathcart: Struggling with a back problem

Blackpool defender Craig Cathcart is doubtful for the the visit of the Toffees.

Cathcart suffered a recurrence of a back injury in the win over West Brom on Monday.

Manager Ian Holloway has already addressed the problem by withdrawing Dekel Keinan and Rob Edwards from a reserve game in midweek.

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell is unlikely to return to for the game against the Seasiders.

The 19-year-old has made a quicker than expected recovery from an ankle injury and was unused substitute against Stoke last week but is still not fully fit despite a reserves run out.

He could again be given a place on the bench but manager David Moyes all but ruled out a start.

Leon Osman faces a further six weeks out after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle while Marouane Fellaini (hamstring) and Ross Barkley (broken leg) are still out.

Striker Victor Anichebe (knee) is stepping up his comeback and returns to full training today after playing 20 minutes in the reserves in midweek.

Blackpool (from): Gilks, Kingson, Keinan, Edwards, Eardley, Taylor-Fletcher, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Vaughan, Varney, Ormerod, Campbell, Grandin, Harewood, Southern, Carney, Cathcart, Basham, Euell, Sylvestre, Demontagnac, Phillips.

Everton (from): Howard, Heitinga, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Neville, Cahill, Pienaar, Arteta, Rodwell, Saha, Beckford, Bilyaletdinov, Yakubu, Gueye, Hibbert, Coleman, Mustafi, Silva, Baxter, Duffy, Mucha.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 33 -6 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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