Everton will be without Steven Pienaar for tomorrow’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Blackpool at Goodison Park because the winger, on loan from Tottenham, is cup-tied.
Landon Donovan is available for the last time before he returns to the Los Angeles Galaxy, but illness could rule him out. Striker Nikica Jelavic definitely misses out due to pubalgia.
Wideman Seamus Coleman could feature against the club he played for on loan in 2010 having overcome a thigh problem, but defender Shane Duffy has an ankle complaint and joins an injury list that also includes Jack Rodwell (hamstring), Leon Osman and Phil Jagielka (both knee).
Provisional squad: Howard, Heitinga, Baines, Hibbert, Distin, Neville, Gibson, Cahill, Drenthe, Fellaini, Donovan, Stracqualursi, Mucha, Duffy, Gueye, Vellios, McFadden, Barkley, Coleman, Anichebe.