Big `Red Adair' Atkinson is ready to give debuts to three recent recruits to his all-but-sunken ship. Carlton Palmer, a pounds 1.1m buy from Southampton, and loan signings Hugo Porfirio and John Harkes may all play. Bottom-of- the-table Forest, who are looking for their first League win in 20 matches (and only their third win of the season), will be without captain Steve Chettle, who is serving a one match ban. England international Steve Stone is available again after serving a similar suspension but a calf injury puts his place in doubt.
EVERTON (from): Myhre, Ward, Dunne, Unsworth, Watson, Materazzi, Ball, Grant, Hutchison, Barmby, Dacourt, Bakayoko, Cadamarteri, Oster, Branch, Simonsen, Jevons, Milligan.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST (from): Beasant, Harkes, Hjelde, Armstrong, Rogers, Stone, Palmer, Gemmill, Porfirio, Van Hooijdonk, Darcheville, Shipperley, Woan, Freedman, Quashie, Gray, Lyttle, Doig, Bart-Williams, Johnson, Louis- Jean, Crossley.
Suspension: Everton: Cleland.
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