Everton manager Sean Dyche says the club remain in the dark as to when they will hear the outcome of their appeal against their 10-point deduction.

But they will put uncertainty behind them as they face Albion at the Amex.

The Toffees received the sanction for breaching the Premier League’s financial regulations last November and their appeal against the punishment was heard at the end of January.

That verdict is now thought to be imminent but no exact date has been set for when it will be delivered.

Dyche said: “I think the players have been working very hard, very diligently.

"I’m very pleased with what they’re doing on a daily basis. I don’t think it is literally in the way of every day’s business.

“Of course, you still look at a league table that they adjusted immediately and took 10 points away – we don’t know whether that 10 points is fact.

“I’m sure at the back of their minds they’re still wondering, ‘Come on then, when are you going to tell us where we’re at and give us more of a factual kind of view?’, but we’re in the same mindset – it is where it is and that’s it.

“We look at where it is now and then see what comes. We can’t do anything about it until it’s done.

"“If we had a million conversations, it’s not going to change what’s happening in an appeal process. Unfortunately that process has taken some time.”

Dyche revealed Seamus Coleman was unwell earlier this week and remained "a bit groggy" as he returned to training.

Vitalii Mykolenko has picked up a knock but Everton are hopeful he will be fit.

Arnaut Danjuma and Andre Gomes are doubts but Abdoulaye Doucoure, who shone at the Amex last season, reported no ill-effects after returning from injury in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.