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Everton set to have SIX missing for Irons tie

Midfielder James McCarthy will miss the visit of West Ham in the FA Cup as he has not fully recovered from a hamstring problem.
He joins five others who are reported unavailable for the team with Tim Howard (calf), defender Tony Hibbert, midfielders Leon Osman (foot), Darron Gibson (knee) and Steven Pienaar (knee) all set to miss the clash.However centre-back John Stones is likely to start, having missed the last two matches with an ankle injury, in place of the suspended Antolin Alcaraz.

West Ham have their own issues but Sam Allardyce has vowed to field a strong side with a cup run there for the taking.

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