Everton are without defender Phil Jagielka for tomorrow's FA Cup third-round tie at Scunthorpe.
The England international missed the midweek win over Tottenham with a thigh strain and will be given further chance to recover.
Everton have no other major concerns with John Heitinga having come through his return to action from a knee problem unscathed.
Top goalscorer Tim Cahill is on international duty with Australia at the Asian Cup.
Provisional squad: Howard, Neville, Hibbert, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Pienaar, Osman, Rodwell, Fellaini, Arteta, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Yakubu, Beckford, Anichebe, Gueye, Baxter, Duffy, Mucha.