Next Match:

Swansea City (H) Sat 1 Nov 2014, 15:00, Barclays Premier League

Naismith Set For Debut

by Andy Lewis @efc_andylewis


Click here to enter the free prize draw from Everton's official ticket marketplace, StubHub.

Steven Naismith is set for his Everton debut today after receiving clearance to play.

The Scottish FA had retained the player’s registration in the administrative aftermath of the player’s Glasgow Rangers exit.

The 25-year-old is on the bench for the friendly at Motherwell but is likely to feature at some point, with David Moyes expected to use his full complement of players – including the internationals who returned to training this week.

Tim Howard starts between the sticks behind a back four of Tony Hibbert, Sylvain Distin, Shane Duffy and Phil Neville

Tim Cahill, Leon Osman, Marouane Fellaini and Seamus Coleman make up the midfield with Apostolos Vellios and Victor Anichebe up front.

The rest – including Naismith – are on the bench.

James McFadden - released by the blues in the summer - is among the Motherwell substitutes.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Duffy, Distin, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Coleman, Cahill, Vellios, Anichebe. Subs: Gibson, Heitinga, Jelavic, Rodwell, Naismith, Junior.

Motherwell:  Randolph, Hammell, Law, Hateley, Humphrey, Ojamaa, Higdon, Murphy, Lasley, Ramsden, Cummins. Subs: Hollis, McFadden, Daley, Kerr, Francis-Angoll, Hetherington, Murray.

Related Tags



View More
  • Oviedo Close To Peak Condition
  • High Sheriff Visits Goodison
  • Martinez's Oviedo And Kone Update
  • Grant Pleased To Be Back
  • Highlights: Everton U-21s 3-0 Norwich U-21s
  • Unsworth Proud Of Young Blues


View More
  • Today, 13:01

    Coming to the Fan Zone before Saturday's game? Get your matchday photos and shoutouts on the screen using #EFCFanZone

  • Today, 12:43

    INTERNATIONAL: Quartet included in Martin O'Neill's provisional @FAIreland squad to face Scotland and USA next month:…

  • Today, 12:38

    SWANSEA TICKETS: We’re swiftly approaching a sell-out for Saturday’s game. Buy now or miss…bscE

  • Today, 12:12

    #EFCvSWA: With Saturday being our dedicated Remembrance fixture, our stadium screens will be showing YOUR tributes, pictures and messages of support to our Armed Forces heroes. Simply post on Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or Facebook using #EFCvSWA.