Everton manager David Moyes has ruled out recalling Yakubu from his loan spell at Championship side Leicester City.
Moyes, who allowed Yakubu to join the Foxes on loan in January, has been dealt a major attacking blow with Louis Saha likely to be sidelined for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
But the Scot has confirmed he has no plans to recall Yakubu, who has netted four goals in 12 appearances for the Walkers Stadium outfit, and admits he is yet to determine if the Nigerian has a future at Goodison Park.
Moyes told Sky Sports News: “We have got a few players out on loan and I'm sure, come the end of the season, we'll assess it and see what the situation is.
“But, the one thing is, it's good that he is getting games. He needs the games. We couldn't quite get him in the team at the time.
“Louis was in good form and there were one or two others coming through. But it's good to see him playing.
“He is at a club who have got a really good chance of getting into the play-offs if they win a few games, so we will wait and see come the end of the season.”