Premier League team news: Everton v Cardiff - Jagielka fighting to be fit

Phil Jagielka is hoping to be back. Photo: PA

Everton captain Phil Jagielka faces a late fitness test on a hamstring injury to see whether or not he can return from a fortnight's absence to face Cardiff at home.

Midfielder Steven Pienaar has also to be assessed after coming off with a knock in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Arsenal.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard returns after being rested last week.

Centre-back Ben Turner could be doubtful for relegation-threatened Cardiff's Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

The 25-year-old suffered a knock late in the Bluebirds' vital win over Fulham last weekend.

Spanish defender Juan Cala is back in contention after recovering from a stomach bug.

Provisional squads

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Stones, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, McGeady, Barkley, Osman, Lukaku, Robles, Alcaraz, Hibbert, Browning, Jagielka, Pienaar, Naismith, Mirallas.

Cardiff: Marshall, Lewis, Turner, Theophile-Catherine, Fabio, John, Caulker, Campbell, Daehli, Medel, Eikrem, Mutch, Noone, Kim, Jones, Cala, Bellamy, Zaha, Taylor, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Cowie, McNaughton.