Everton boss David Moyes is close to having a full squad available for the Merseyside derby at Liverpool.
Spanish playmaker Mikel Arteta is back in contention for the Barclays Premier League clash after overcoming the groin strain which interrupted his comeback from a serious knee injury.
Nigeria pair Yakubu and Joseph Yobo are back from the Africa Cup of Nations while Jack Rodwell is also fit again.
Phil Jagielka (knee) is back in training after 10 months out and Tony Hibbert (hernia) is also close to a return.
Provisional squad: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Yobo, Arteta, Osman, Cahill, Fellaini, Pienaar, Anichebe, Donovan, Saha, Vaughan, Yakubu, Duffy, Coleman, Baxter, Bilyaletdinov, Senderos, Rodwell, Nash.
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