EVERTON are confident fears over the fitness of Kevin Mirallas are misplaced – with the winger expected to be available for the weekend trip to Fulham.
Mirallas was the outstanding performer in Sunday’s dramatic 2-2 derby draw against Liverpool at Goodison until an ankle injury forced him off at half-time.
There were initial concerns the Belgium international could be sidelined for a fortnight with the problem.
But after checking on the player at Finch Farm yesterday, Everton believe Mirallas should make the journey to Craven Cottage on Saturday.
With Steven Pienaar having served his one-match suspension and Marouane Fellaini made his comeback last weekend, David Moyes is now only missing Darron Gibson in midfield.
Fellaini had missed the draws at Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers after suffering a knee injury while on international duty with Belgium earlier in the month.
And he revealed: “I worked hard for two weeks to get back for the derby.
“I stayed in Belgium for one week's recovery. I'm not 100% but I gave my maximum.”