Toffees to assess pair
David Moyes is waiting to assess the fitness of Andy Johnson and Leon Osman ahead of the Metalist tie.
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 03/10/07 6:46pm
David Moyes is continuing to assess the fitness of Andy Johnson and Leon Osman ahead of Everton's game with Metalist Kharkiv.
Both players are carrying groin injuries and missed Sunday's 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Premier League.
The duo travelled with the Everton squad to Ukraine for Thursday's first round, second-leg tie against Metalist, but are not certain to play.
Moyes said: "Both players will hopefully do some light training.
"Then we will assess their fitness in the morning to see where we are up to."
Everton were held 1-1 at Goodison Park in the first leg, with Johnson twice missing from the penalty spot.
But Toffees boss Moyes has dismissed suggestions that the result was a consequence of under-estimating the quality of Metalist.
He added: "We came over here to see them and did our work thoroughly.
"They are a good side. You saw that by the way Metalist played in Liverpool."