Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is back in contention for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash against Bolton.
The 22-year-old has missed the last four games after suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty with Belgium last month.
Manager David Moyes said: "He is getting better and has got a chance. He will be in the squad."
Fellow midfielder Jack Rodwell is again likely to be on the bench as he continues his recovery from ankle ligament damage. Leon Osman (ankle), Victor Anichebe (knee) and Ross Barkley (broken leg) remain on the sidelines.
The Toffees are unbeaten in six games - a sequence which includes wins over Birmingham, Liverpool and Stoke - and are confident of improving upon last season's eighth place.
But Moyes still has concerns. He felt his side let an opportunity slip as they fell behind twice before claiming a 2-2 draw at Blackpool on Saturday and their inability to create and take goalscoring chances is a continuing problem.
He said: "We have got to try to get one or two added - we are desperately short of options up front.
"Maybe the final ball into the box hasn't been good enough to give those boys a chance as well.
"We have got to look at options to see if we can find ways of scoring more goals - that's what's missing.
"Overall our play has been good, our approach play has been good in nearly all the games but when we get 25 yards out we can just peter out a bit.
"Let's hope though we are just about to give someone a few goals' hiding."
Martin Petrov could be in line for a recall to Bolton's first XI.
Petrov, fit again after a slight hamstring problem, came off the bench to score the final goal in Wanderers' 4-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday and may be rewarded with a starting berth at Goodison Park in place of Matt Taylor.
Manager Owen Coyle expects to have the same squad available as for the Spurs game, with Joey O'Brien, Ricardo Gardner, Jlloyd Samuel and Sean Davis all still sidelined.
Coyle had to make the journey to Goodison Park twice last season in the Barclays Premier League, first with Burnley and then Bolton having moved from one club to the other in January.
He was defeated 2-0 on both occasions and is expecting another testing time.
"I remember the Everton game very clearly - we (Bolton) were terrific at Everton and very comfortable in the game," Coyle said.
"Then we had a player sent off and Mikel Arteta moved a free-kick a number of yards and curled one in the corner.
"I remember that feeling of disappointment because we did ever so well, but that is how tough it is at Everton.
"I went there with Burnley as well last year and it was 0-0, before we had a man sent off as well and lost a goal.
"So we need to be concentrated and focused for the duration of the match, knowing that Everton have quality."
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