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Davy Klaassen played in the winger and he tricked an Apollon defender by feigning to shoot with his left only to hesitate on his right and allow Tasos Kissas to rush out and block the shot. To get three points today and a clean sheet was fantastic.

Joel Robles starts in goal, with a strange back four of Beni Baningime, Morgan Feeney, Muhamed Besic and Harry Charsley protecting him.

In recent years, Sam Allardyce has been viewed primarily as a guarantee of Premier League survival through direct, if uninspiring, football.

After that, it's an extremely inexperienced side that makes up the squad for the game in Cyprus.

Over 41 percent of games won with Bolton bodes well to suggest he can handle a top-half club.

On the other side of the coin, Apollon Limassol, are a side that will look to win.

Both players are products of the Everton youth system.

Charsley's curler next drew an impressive fingertip save from Kissas in a lively start to proceedings.

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. "You just have to do your maximum and that's all you can control".

Ireland midfielder James McCarthy is likely to return to the Everton starting line-up as Allardyce tests the strength of his squad before the January transfer window.

First-team coaches Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson will take charge of the team for the trip.

"The overall result was the most pleasing thing".

Despite these challenges, Everton's future seems bright given the current crop of academy graduates pushing for first-team places.