Confirmed Everton v Tottenham Under-21 line-ups: Townsend starts again, Veljkovic also features

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Everton Under-21's take on Tottenham this evening.

Everton starting XI: Hewelt, Connolly, Thorniley, Holgate, Foulds, Davies, Williams, McAleny, Charsley, Rodriguez, Byrne.

Everton substitutes: Gray, Walsh, Dowell, Evans, Dyson.

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Voss, Walker-Peters, Amos, Lesniak, Carter-Vickers, Veljkovic (c), Townsend, Winks, Coulthirst, Walkes, Georgiou.

Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Miller, McDermott, Sonupe, Hayford.

Everton and Tottenham Hotspur meet in the Under-21 Premier League this evening as the club's young stars look to make an impression.

The Toffees first team drew 1-1 at Norwich City on Saturday afternoon, but Tottenham's 14-game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end with a shock home defeat to Newcastle United.

Now though, the youngsters will be looking to stake their claim for first team football, and summer signing Mason Holgate starts for Everton tonight.

A recent arrival from Barnsley, Holgate has featured in Roberto Martinez's first team this term, but tonight he plays for the Under-21's alongside new signing Matty Foulds, winger Conor McAleny and striker Leandro Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, Tottenham once again hand a start to England international Andros Townsend, whose absence from the first team setup under Mauricio Pochettino continues.

Milos Veljkovic will captain Ugo Ehiogu's side, whilst other notable prospects such as Cameron Carter-Vickers, Harry Winks and Shaquile Coulthirst also start tonight.

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