Shakespeare maintains Allardyce in charge of Everton team selection

Shakespeare maintains Allardyce in charge of Everton team selection

Everton, who are already been eliminated from the Europa League with one point from five Group E matches, have one eye on Sunday's Premier League trip to local rivals Liverpool.

New boss Sam Allardyce has not made the trip due to a pre-arranged medical appointment with first team coaches Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson the men who could hand Lavery his debut from the dugout.

Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jordan Pickford are among them, with Allardyce conscious of Sunday's Merseyside derby, and Schneiderlin's presence on the other side of the continent could be interpreted as a reflection of his place in the Goodison Park pecking order.

The absent manager warned travelling supporters earlier this week to be "mindful" that he was set to send a team to Cyprus' southern coast that was "not going to be risking too many players" that would be involved against Liverpool, although it appears there may still be placed up for grabs.

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"I'll speak to him tomorrow morning and find out what he wants to do".

"The players should see it as a real opportunity to grasp and force their way back into the team". It is a fresh start for us all.

Allardyce oversaw a 2-0 victory in his first match at the helm on Saturday as Everton saw off Huddersfield Town to climb into the top half of the table for the first time since August.

The stakes were considerably higher when Shakespeare last took charge of a European fixture eight months ago, with his Leicester side exiting the Champions League to Atletico Madrid at the quarter-final stage.