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Everton injury havoc ahead of Irons clash

Everton’s medical staff will assess the fitness of several┬áRoberto Martinez’s squad ahead of Saturday’s game with a series of knocks threatening to create selection havoc.

Gareth Barry highly doubtful while Leighton Baines and James McCarthy will undergo late tests on hamstring strains.

Steven Pienaar and Darron Gibson both have knee injuries recently but Kevin Mirallas is close to making his long-awaited return from a hamstring injury of his own.

The club will check on Seamus Coleman’s ankle after he played in Ireland’s Euro2016 qualifier against Scotland with five stitches to a wound on his ankle.

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