Confirmed: Everton line-up to play Villarreal

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Here is how Everton will line up for their match against Villarreal:

Everton starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Osman, Cleverley, Kone

Everton subs: Robles, Oviedo, Naismith, Barkley, Browning, McAleny, Ledson, Galloway, Grant, Walsh, Rooney, Ferguson

Everton’s final pre-season match of the summer is a special one as it sees Duncan Ferguson return to Goodison Park for his testimonial.

One Everton side has already been in action this weekend, with Roberto Martinez seeing his team lose 2-0 to Leeds United at Elland Road, but this match is likely to be a less competitive affair.

Next weekend Everton kick off their Premier League campaign with a home match against newly-promoted Watford but this afternoon is about celebration as much as preparation and for all those in attendance it is sure to be a special day.

Everton have made some smart additions to their playing staff and they may not be done yet, with another month for Martinez to further strengthen if he so wishes.

But if he keeps his talented young squad together, next season could be a very bright one on the Blue half of Merseyside.

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