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Everton at Bournemouth: Injury Report

Will manager tinker with the lineup after last weekend?

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Defender John Stones is fully fit again after overcoming his hamstring issues, and will be in the gameday squad. Whether he breaks into the starting lineup will be a different question altogether. Before his injury-enforced absence, Stones had undergone a torrid run of games where he had been plagued by rash mistakes and the break was well-deserved for the young lad. In the meantime, the central defence pairing of Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori have done well, conceding just once in the last four games.

Everton's newest player, £13.5million signing Oumar Niasse, underwent minor surgery this week for a wrist ailment he has been carrying since his time in Russia, and could make the squad but is unlikely. The player, who became a father this week, is yet to make his Toffees debut.

Joel Robles has been rewarded for his consistency and will keep his starting spot between the sticks. Manager Roberto Martinez would not comment if this was the end for veteran Tim Howard, only saying that he was looking forward to Howard returning to full fitness and finishing off the season strongly.

Fan favourite Muhamed Besic will unfortunately miss out once again, after not having recovered fully from his hamstring injury. Defenders Tyias Browning and Tony Hibbert continue to be out with long-term issues.

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