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Everton set to be without duo; West Brom to check on four
Published : 29 Jan 2013 15:36:00
Everton are set to be without Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman for Wednesday's Premier League clash against West Brom.
Winger Mirallas again limped off with a hamstring problem during Saturday's FA Cup win over Bolton, his second abortive comeback from the injury he first suffered two months ago.
Full-back Coleman is expected to be out for at least another two weeks with a thigh injury while midfielder Darron Gibson has suffered a slight setback in his own recovery from a thigh problem.
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke will check on the fitness of four players before finalising his side for the meeting at Goodison Park. Strikers Shane Long (dead leg) and Marc-Antoine Fortune (hamstring), defender Steven Reid (leg) and midfielder Claudio Yacob (shoulder) will be assessed.
Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is expected to return to the Hawthorns from Africa Cup of Nations duty after the Democratic Republic of Congo's exit but is more likely to be under consideration for Sunday's home clash with Tottenham.