Everton v Wolves: Match Preview


Everton v Wolves
Barclays Premier League;
Goodison Park;
Sat, 19th Nov; 15:00 KO

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Phil Jagielka is again expected to play for the Toffees with an injection in his broken toe, although Victor Anichebe will miss out with a groin problem.

Marouane Fellaini, who penned a new long-term contract this week, is back from suspension.

Kevin Foley is the only player missing for Mick McCarthy's side, with an ankle problem the only injury concern for the Wolves boss.

Fellaini committed to Toffees cause

Everton fans prepare for this weekend's clash against Wolves with a renewed optimism after Marouane Fellaini penned a new deal at Goodison Park.

The Belgian international has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent months, with Arsenal and Manchester United both speculatively placed in the race for the 23-year-old.

However, the former Standard Liege starlet is committed to the cause long-term on Merseyside, and will be hoping to help the side quickly move up from their current 17th place position.

“I have still got things I want to achieve at Everton. I have been here three-and-a-half years but I feel I can grow as a player and I want to do my best for the club and put in some great performances and come on and develop as a player. I feel I can do that with this club," he said after penning the five-year deal.

"It is not the first time that we have had a bad start to the season. The first year I was here we were in the bottom places and we ended fifth, last year we finished seventh after a slow start. I know it is something that we can put right."

Mick McCarthy, meanwhile, is hoping that the feel-good factor from the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 qualification translates into his squad.

Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ward and Stephen Hunt were all involved in the 5-1 aggregate win over Estonia, and Wolves will be aiming to keep the Toffees behind them in the table.

“It is a huge, huge day for Doyley, Wardy and Hunty, all the players and the country. It was brilliant to see them qualify and it will benefit all of them as players," said the boss.

“They know they’ve got to come back to work and earn a living in the Premier League and I hope the feel-good factor filters down to Wolves.”

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