Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to rejoin training on Friday ahead of the crucial trip to Wolves this weekend.
The England international was replaced at half-time of last weekend’s defeat by Manchester City due to a groin problem, and having been given a reduced workload this week, manager Sean Dyche is ready to bring him back into the squad.
“He’s had a few down days and it is looking more promising so he will be with us again tomorrow,” he said.
“He has come through the last couple of days well.”
Defender Vitalii Mykolenko’s continued absence, he missed the City game with a thigh problem, means Everton are without any first-choice full-backs as Seamus Coleman’s season was ended by a knee injury earlier this month.
Dyche admits it would be a risk to play the Ukraine international this weekend.
“I doubt he will be right for this one. He has got a chance for the next one,” he said.
“It’s a risk-and-reward scenario but he hasn’t trained so I doubt he’ll be ready for this one.
“Myko is close but it is whether we take a gamble on that with only one to go (after this weekend).”