Kevin Campbell will definitely be a part of the Everton squad
that travels to Preston on Saturday despite limping out of the
midweek defeat at Dundee United.
The Blues top goalscorer last season took a heavy challenge in
the second half of the hugely disappointing reversal at Tannadice
and was replaced, but David Moyes revealed to evertonfc.com that
there was no real damage.
"Kevin seems fine," he said. "He trained well
this morning and we haven't seen any reaction to Kevin at
The manager will make his first return to Deepdale this weekend
since he left Preston 16 months ago to take the Goodison hot-seat
and he's looking for a vast improvement on the display he
witnessed in midweek.
"I am looking for a much better performance than I got at
Dundee United," he said.
"You will start to see me getting a little more ruthless.
I will be picking my team on the performances I get and some of
them ruled themselves out at Dundee."
He stressed though that it's not all doom and gloom even
though the 0-1 loss in Scotland was a blow.
"We're looking for things in the players, signs that
they are getting into good form or fitness," he said.
"In the main, they are doing well. We're pleased with the
way they're coming through."
Squad (from): Gerrard, Simonsen, Hibbert, Pistone, Yobo,
Unsworth, Stubbs, Weir, Li Tie, Gravesen, Pembridge, Gemmill,
Linderoth, Watson, Naysmith, Osman, Radzinski, Campbell,