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Everton v Dagenham & Redbridge: Injury Report

Roberto Martinez looks set to welcome back a few experienced heads for the FA Cup third round encounter...

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Everton look set to rotate for the FA Cup third round match against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Phil Jagielka is going to start the encounter in his first appearance since limping off against Arsenal on October 24. Although the Tottenham and Manchester City clashes saw improved defensive performances, the England international will be a huge boost to what has generally been a shaky back line.

Steven Pienaar could also be making a long-awaited return to the matchday squad, and will want to get some minutes under his belt after being injured on and off seemingly ever since Martinez came to the club.

However, there is some bad news for the Blues, with Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman not able to play after picking up knocks against City in mid-week. While the former has only been ruled out of Saturday's game, the latter could be out for three to four weeks with a calf strain.

With Tyias Browning also injured, this likely means that John Stones will move to right-back, with Jagielka taking his place alongside Ramiro Funes Mori. As well as this, Tom Cleverley, Bryan Oviedo, and James McCarthy are unlikely to be rushed back with two matches against Manchester City and another versus Chelsea - all away from home - still to come this month.

Who knows where Tony Hibbert is or how he's doing with his knee injury, but he will again be absent from the squad.

Dagenham & Redbridge are missing Matt Richards (who was a regular in the Championship for Ipswich Town between 2002 and 2007) and Zavon Hines (who featured in the Premier League for West Ham from 2009-2011). However, we really shouldn't be worried about any of their personnel if our players put in any kind of nearly decent performance.