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Baines Only New Injury

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

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Roberto Martinez confirmed that Leighton Baines is Everton's only fresh injury problem ahead of the game against Stoke.

Baines' fractured toe means he will join Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone on the sidelines for up to six weeks.

But despite a sickness bug affecting training this week, Martinez expects everyone bar the aforementioned trio to be available.

That could include Antolin Alcaraz, who stepped up his return with a 45 minute run-out in a friendly earlier this week.

"We had a little bit of a tummy bug going around the place and there were a couple of players who missed training on Tuesday," said Martinez on Thursday. "But they're back in training today, so everyone is fully fit.

"Antolin is ready now. We had a behind-closed-doors friendly earlier in the week and he came through that really well and I'm very pleased.

"Now it's just about measuring his match fitness and being able to give him the time he needs to pick up the pace of the league. But he's fully fit, anxious to come back and anxious to help the team.

"What I'm not going to do is push him too hard after the long spell he has had out as we will need him for the busy Christmas period."

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