Everton v Stoke preview
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:26:00
Everton manager David Moyes will be forced to make at least two changes for the Premier League clash against Stoke at Goodison Park as Steven Pienaar and Marouane Fellaini are suspended.
Pienaar was sent off in the win over Manchester City and subsequently banned for two games, while Fellaini also has a two-match suspension after notching up 10 yellow cards this season.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard (back) and Tony Hibbert (calf) are sidelined but Phil Jagielka has an outside chance of returning from an ankle injury.
Stoke have Robert Huth back available for Saturday's trip after the defender completed a three-match suspension.
Huth, who served the ban after accepting a violent conduct charge from the Football Association relating to an incident in the Potters' 1-0 defeat at Fulham last month, is expected to make an immediate return to the starting XI, linking up once again with his centre-half partner Ryan Shawcross.
Potters boss Tony Pulis looks set to have a full squad to choose from for the fixture.