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Seamus Coleman injured for Everton trip to Sunderland

EVERTON are without winger Seamus Coleman for their Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland on St. Stephen’s Day.

The Republic of Ireland international could be out for two weeks after suffering a recurrence of a groin injury in Wednesday's defeat of Swansea.

Midfielder Jack Rodwell and forward Conor McAleny (both hamstring) are battling to prove their fitness.

Provisional squad: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Bilyaletdinov, Neville, Cahill, Fellaini, Saha, Distin, Drenthe, Osman, Barkley, Osman, Gueye, Stracqualursi, Vellios, McFadden, Rodwell, McAleny, Mucha.