Everton will be without midfielder Leon Osman at Birmingham with a groin problem that is likely to sideline him for at least two weeks.
Fellow midfielder Tim Cahill is back in training after a calf injury, but is more likely to play against Bolton in a week's time.
Striker Louis Saha is also training again after a hamstring problem, but he is also unlikely to be involved at St Andrews.
The match is expected to be Landon Donovan's final game for Everton before returning to Los Angeles Galaxy in the MSL after a two-month loan spell.
Provisional squad: Howard, Neville, Yobo, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Anichebe, Donovan, Rodwell, Heitinga, Arteta, Pienaar, Gosling, Yakubu, Nash, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Cahill.
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