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Everton vs West Brom: Injury Report

Roberto Martinez faces some big decisions on returning players ahead of the Baggies' visit...

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Everton may welcome back John Stones and Tim Howard for the visit of West Brom on Saturday.

However, given the form of Joel Robles and Ramiro Funes Mori - as well as three straight 3-0 victories - surely Roberto Martinez has stick the duo on the bench?

The Toffees' defence has found some sort of reliability without the flapping of Howard and Cruyff turns of Stones, and it would be a very risky move from the Catalan to upset the apple cart. Especially as fans may turn on him when they see the American's name on the team sheet.

Muhamed Besic, Tyias Browning, and Tony Hibbert all continue to be ruled out, while new signing Oumar Niasse could be set to make his debut - most likely from the bench given the form of Aaron Lennon and Tom Cleverley.

The opposition have several more injury problems, with centre-back Gareth McAuley definitely ruled out.

As well as the Northern Irishman, manager Tony Pulis has question marks over Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson, and Chris Brunt for the trip to Goodison Park.