Everton v Norwich preview

Everton manager David Moyes is hopeful of having a trio of players

fit against the Canaries. Midfielders Jack Rodwell and Leon Osman

(both hamstring) and Royston Drenthe (foot) all missed last week’s

defeat at Arsenal. Defender Sylvain Distin made his first

appearance in over a month as a substitute at the Emirates Stadium

and could be pushing for a starting place. Norwich have no fresh

injury concerns. On-loan Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet

(back) is expected to return to training next week. Former Everton

striker James Vaughan is on course for a return in the new year

from his knee problem, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee).

Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines,

Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov, Neville, Cahill, Fellaini, Coleman, Saha,

Distin, Drenthe, Osman, McAleny, Barkley, Osman, Gueye, Mucha,

Stracqualursi. Norwich (from): Ruddy, Tierney, Whitbread, Martin,

Naughton, Crofts, Johnson, Pilkington, Bennett, Hoolahan, Morison,

Rudd, Barnett, Fox, Holt, Surman, Wilbraham, Jackson.