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Heitinga: Pushing for a start

Heitinga: Pushing for a start

Everton will be looking to cement their top five place in the Premier League standings when they welcome a struggling West Brom side to Woodison Park on Wednesday.

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The Toffees are fifth on the table, despite having won just once in their last four, drawing twice and losing the other match.

David Moyes' men did have some luck in the FA Cup third and fourth rounds however, winning against Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers to seal their berth in the fifth round of England's oldest cup competition.

Johnny Heitinga could come in to replace Sylvain Distin, while Steven Naismith is set to replace the injured Kevin Mirallas in the starting XI.

Tony Hibbert and Darron Gibson are both still sidelined with their respective injuries.

Steve Clarke's side, meanwhile, have been on a dismal run in the league of late. Winless in the last four, the Baggies are now in eighth in the league after a good beginning to the season.

West Brom will also will have one less front to compete on, after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Queens Park Rangers last Tuesday.

Peter Odemwingie is unlikely to feature at Goodison Park following his tirade on social media site Twitter over the weekend.

Steven Reid is close to a return, but the Toffees clash could come to soon for the defender, while Zoltan Gera is ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Posted: 29/01/13 16:56

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