David Moyes is still awaiting news on when Jack Rodwell and Sylvain Distin will be ready to return to action for Everton.
Rodwell made his senior England debut against Spain and his first international start against Sweden, but picked up an injury in the second game and missed Everton's clash with Wolves on Saturday.
With important games coming up Moyes is keen to get the pair back as soon as possible.
He said: "Rodwell came off in the Sweden game with a rib injury. We are not sure if it is a twist or a kick; if it is a kick it won't be too long but if it is a twist it will be a bit longer.
"Sylvain has got a bit of a problem with his groin and it is a miss because we need the boys.
"We have got games when the physical element will come into question against the likes of Bolton and Stoke and it will be really important we get them back available for us."