In an interview conducted this week while back home in Glasgow, Steven Naismith said he was frustrated in his playing time this season. After netting a hat trick in the Chelsea game he hasn't seen the pitch during a Premier League match since the 0-3 loss to Manchester United.
After Norwich City made an approach for him during the summer transfer window it was expected he would be more integral in Everton's first side team. That hasn't been the case and has sat for Aurouna Kone and even Leon Osman more often then not. Without European football this season the team has stayed with a fairly solid starting eleven and even counted on that same group for Capital One Cup matches.
Joining him on the bench has been Belgian International Kevin Mirallas who also has not been happy with his playing time either. Mirallas has lost his spot to Gerard Deulofeu and seems likely to see his way out in January as well. With rumors of teams like AC Milan calling for him in January and his larger displays of frustration it seems to me that Mirallas will be sold before anyone else goes.
The exit of both midfielders would be hard for the team to handle without some signing in return. Someone to backup Kone on the left side and play in FA Cup games starting to fill the schedule. Otherwise a shallow bench could hurt the team in the spring.