What The Papers Say - 6 February
McCarthy, Deulofeu, Alcaraz and Jones in Thursday's round-up.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
There’s plenty of Everton coverage in the local and national newspapers as the build-up to Sunday’s game against Tottenham commences.
James McCarthy has been hailed as the Blues’ unsung hero by Roberto Martinez in Thursday’s Liverpool Echo, with the Toffees chief saying the midfielder offers balance to the team and is a player who allows others to ‘shine’.
Also in the Echo, Alan Stubbs has backed Luke Garbutt to make the most of any first-team chances that might fall his way after he was recalled from a loan spell at Colchester United.
The paper also covers the Club’s announcement of Season Ticket prices for the 2014/15 campaign.
Elsewhere, Gerard Deulofeu’s impending return from injury is mentioned in the Daily Mirror, while the Daily Express reports that Antolin Alcaraz faces another spell on the sidelines.
Several national papers continue to link Everton assistant boss Graeme Jones with the vacant managerial position at Swansea.
Oscar Garcia, Dennis Bergkamp, Glenn Hoddle and Marcelo Bielsa are also linked with the job, but the Guardian say that Jones is the 7/2 favourite.