Last Updated: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:09
Everton boss David Moyes has fitness worries over top defender Leighton Baines ahead of the trip to Manchester City at the weekend.
The England defender picked up a hamstring injury in the draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night and the chances are that will keep him out of the trip to the Etihad Stadium.
It is a major blow for both boss and player as Baines has been in excellent form for the club this season and, although there are others on the verge of a return to the first team, Moyes also has a worry over striker Nikica Jelavic
"Leighton's got a hamstring injury. He felt it in the game and played on in the last 10 or 15 minutes," said the Scot. "I felt we put in a lot of energy (in the game) but it might take its toll.
"We've got Gibbo (Darron Gibson) and Hibbo (Tony Hibbert) back and that has eased it a little bit but I am worried about Nikica Jelavic (ill) who has not trained since Saturday and on Tuesday I was not playing him."
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