Everton will travel to Cyprus to face Apollon Limassol in their final match of a disastrous Europa League campaign, with Sam Allardyce set to see what his players can offer as he takes a mixture of experienced and young talent, according to the club’s official website.
The former West Ham United and Crystal Palace boss watched his new team defeat the Hammers before he took control of their win against Huddersfield Town but will not be with the Toffees on Thursday evening.
Craig Shakespeare, who himself was sacked from Leicester City earlier in the year, has joined the Goodison Park outfit as a First Team Coach and has told the Everton players to make the most of the opportunity being offered to them.
Ademola Lookman and Beni Baningime are all included in the squad and will be looking to take their chance to impress Big Sam, should they feature during the game.
Another Everton youngster who is hoping to make an appearance against Apollon is Morgan Feeney. The teenager only made his debut for the Toffees two weeks ago in the same competition under the management of David Unsworth.
Shakespeare also confirmed that there would be plenty of experienced players heading to Cyprus for the tie, as they look to better their 2-2 draw from the opening match of the Group Stages, back when Ronald Koeman was still in charge.
Muhamed Besic, Nikola Vlasic, Joel Robles, Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas have all travelled for Everton and are expected to feature.
However, Sandro Ramirez and James McCarthy have both stayed in Merseyside as they remain unavailable for selection, whilst Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jordan Pickford have all stayed home as well as the club prepares for their derby with Liverpool at the weekend.