Next Match:

Lille (A) Thu 23 Oct 2014, 18:00, Europa League

Youngsters Get Tranmere Chance

by Adam Clark @efc_adamclark

Everton v Swansea

To buy, click here or call 0871 663 1878. Alternatively, visit the Park End box office, Everton Two or TicketQuarter.

Don't Miss Out

The Aston Villa game has now sold out but visit stubhub, our official ticket marketplace, to purchase tickets from fans who cannot attend the fixture. CLICK HERE.

Darron Gibson has been named on the bench for Everton's pre-season friendly at Tranmere Rovers as Roberto Martinez names a mix of youth and experience.

The Irish midfielder is likely to play some part at Prenton Park and make what would be his first appearance since suffering a serious knee injury last October.

With Tim Howard yet to return following his exploits at the World Cup, Joel Robles is named in goal behind a defence of Tyias Browning, Shane Duffy, Sylvain Distin and Luke Garbutt.

In midfield, Gareth Barry is joined by youngster John Lundstram, while Steven Pienaar and Matthew Kennedy - a loanee at Tranmere last season - will man the wings.

Steven Naismith and Conor McAleny will play as the most forward central pairing.

A senior subs bench includes Gibson, Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman and 2013/14 Player of the Season, Seamus Coleman.

Don't forget you can watch the game live on evertontv with co-commentary from Blues legend Ian Snodin. To sign up for the game, click here.

Everton XI: Joel, Browning, Garbutt, Duffy, Distin, Lundstram, Barry, Kennedy, Naismith, Pienaar, McAleny. Subs: Hibbert, Gibson, McGeady, McCarthy, Hope, Osman, Coleman, Stones, Alcaraz, Long

Related Tags



View More
  • Jagielka: Win For The Fans
  • Martinez's Reaction
  • Everton 3-0 Aston Villa - 20 Minute Highlights
  • Martinez: We Earned It
  • The Verdict: Graham Stuart
  • Coleman Glad To Be Back


View More