Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership - Everton v Wimbledon Last season: 0-0

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DON HUTCHISON, Everton's newly converted striker, is out of today's game against Wimbledon because of a one-match suspension. Hutchison, who is on the brink of signing a new, long-term contract as well as a call- up for Scotland, will have to sit out the game at Goodison Park.

Also out for the home side is Ibrahima Bakayoko, who is away on international duty with the Ivory Coast for today's African Nations' Cup tie with Congo.

It means that the Everton manager Walter Smith will be left with a teenage strikeforce of Francis Jeffers and Danny Cadamarteri.

Michael Hughes returns to the Wimbledon squad after flu ruled him out of last Sunday's goalless draw against Aston Villa.

The visitors, who have not scored in their last six cup and League games, will be without Carl Leaburn, out with a thigh injury, and John Hartson is still banned. They have lost only one of their six Premiership visits to Everton but three of them have been goalless.

Everton (from): Myhre, Ball, Watson, Unsworth, Materazzi, Dunne, Oster, Weir, Dacourt, Barmby, Grant, Jeffers, Cadamarteri, Branch, Simonsen, Milligan, Jevons.

Wimbledon (from): Sullivan, Cunningham, Thatcher, Blackwell, Perry, M Hughes, Earle, Roberts, Euell, Ekoku, Gayle, Kennedy, C Hughes, Cort, Kimble, Heald.

Suspensions: Everton: Hutchison. Wimbledon: Hartson.

Referee: N Barry.