Everton midfielders Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar both return from suspension. Toffees manager David Moyes reported a few unnamed players had niggles but nothing too serious. Full-back Tony Hibbert made his first competitive outing after four months out with a calf problem for the under-21s this week.
QPR are missing striker Bobby Zamora. Zamora will begin his three-game ban as a result of being sent off against Wigan last weekend. Shaun Wright-Phillips is out after undergoing ankle surgery, but manager Harry Redknapp has otherwise declared a clean bill of health at Loftus Road.
David Moyes on Phil Neville’s decision to leave the club: “I’ve only got good things to say about him. His leadership skills should see him go into management or coaching. I have said quite a lot over the years, he has been great for Everton. He has been a terrific player and captain, someone who we will greatly miss. His influence has been special and he has help me an awful lot in my job. If he wants to stay and be a part of the coaching staff, then that (offer) is there for him. I’m sure that he will have a big future when he goes down that road. He wants to play a bit longer but Phil knows his (physical) limitations. When he feels he has not produced, he has always been the first to hold his hands up. We respect his decision.”
Harry Redknapp: “It’s [staying up] going to be hard but while there’s still a chance, you’ve got to keep believing. There’s not many tougher places to go than Everton — they’re a good team. It’s massive. We need to win four games and draw one to give ourselves a chance.”