Hull City v Everton preview

Fellow defender James Chester is available again after suspension for the visit of Roberto Martinez’s men.

But midfielder Mohamed Diame (knee) and centre-back Michael Dawson (hamstring) are still out.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will keep a close eye on the progress of James McCarthy in training ahead of Thursday’s clash with Hull City.

The midfielder was withdrawn after 60 minutes in the 3-2 loss against Newcastle as a precaution, and according to his manager is still not ready to play a full 90 minutes.

Martinez has also confirmed that goalkeeper Tim Howard faces up to six weeks out with a calf injury sustained against Stoke, while both John Stones and captain Phil Jagielka remain sidelined with ankle injuries.

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