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Cathcart: Struggling with a back problem

Cathcart: Struggling with a back problem

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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

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Thu, 31 Jul 2014

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