Hughton will also hope that Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins will be ready to play some part in the game with the Toffees after being out of action since December with a hernia problem.

Martins and fellow strikers Alan Smith and Viduka are all in the squad, but long-term injury victims Joey Barton, Michael Owen, Habib Beye and Danny Guthrie are all still out.

Team (from): Harper, S Taylor, Bassong, Coloccini, Enrique, R Taylor, Butt, Nolan, Duff, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Jonas, Smith, Viduka, Martins, Edgar, Forster, Cacapa, Geremi, Edgar, Donaldson.