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by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

Everton Ladies and England striker Toni Duggan went back to her roots on Tuesday morning when she attended her former primary school.

Duggan was at Faith Primary in Everton to hand out 100 tickets to the pupils for the Blues' final game of the season against Bristol on Sunday.

Taking centre stage during the assembly, the forward spoke about her time at the school and answered questions about her experiences with Everton Ladies, her pride at being called up for the England team and the importance of working hard to achieve your goals.

After handing out the match tickets, Duggan also donated a signed Everton shirt to the school.

Fellow Blue Alex Greenwood returned to her old school last week – St Monica’s in Bootle – where she also handed out 100 free tickets and donated a signed shirt, while Nikita Parris is scheduled to visit her old school on Thursday.

Speaking to ahead of the WSL season finale against Bristol, 21-year old Duggan promised maximum effort despite European qualification now being all but out of reach.

"It's going to be massive," she explained.

"We know we're out of the Champions League which is a disappointment, but we've got to give the loyal fans that come week-in, week-out a good send-off.

"The kids that we're inviting down as well, we want to put on a show for them, get three points and finish the season on a high.

"Bristol are always tough opposition. We owe them one as well. They gave us a heavy defeat earlier in the year, so the girls won't need any extra motivation."

Everton Ladies take on Bristol Academy at the Arriva Stadium on Sunday 7 October.

Tickets for the 2pm kick-off can be purchased on the turnstiles, priced at £4 for adults and £2

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