Injuries are starting to add up for Everton manager David Moyes ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie at home to non-league Tamworth.
Defender Phil Jagielka has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee injury while midfielders Jack Rodwell (hamstring) and Ross Barkley (knee) are out and Tim Cahill is doubtful.
Marouane Fellaini is close to a comeback after missing the last two matches through injury while Royston Drenthe returned to training this week having been out since Boxing Day with illness.
Tamworth are without banned skipper Paul Green.
Midfielder Scott Barrow has a knock and faces a race against time to be fit.
Boss Marcus Law hopes Northampton midfielder Nick McKoy joins in time to feature, although on-loan Coventry striker Callum Wilson has been denied permission to play by his parent club.
Everton squad: Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Heitinga, Baines, Coleman, Neville, Fellaini, Donovan, Saha, Stracqualursi, Mucha, Duffy, Osman, McFadden, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Anichebe.