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Distin adds to Moyes’ problems

Everton's injury problems show no sign of easing after David Moyes revealed that Sylvain Distin was struggling with a hamstring strain.

The former Manchester City and Portsmouth star is a major doubt for the Europa League clash against AEK Athens as the Toffees attempt to kick-start their faltering campaign.

Lucas Neill and John Heitinga are ineligible for the game, while Joseph Yobo also has a hamstring injury, so Moyes may have to start with Shane Duffy or Shkodran Mustafi alongside Tony Hibbert in a make-shift central defensive partnership.

Moyes said:"We've had to do with the likes of Tony Hibbert and Phil Neville playing at centre-half already this season and it makes the game more difficult.

"We've got to look at it for what it is. We'll be going into the game with possibly a really young centre-half depending on how Sylvain is.

"For me the Europa League is a great tournament and I hope we stay in and progress further in it.

"I see this being a tough game, it will be hard for us, but we need to try and start to build on Sunday's improved performance.

"It's well-documented that I don't think the surface is the best but the stadium is fabulous. I look forward to Everton playing here."

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