Report: Allardyce ready to hand out five Everton debuts

Wayne Rooney of Everton and Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton shake hands during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in...

Everton face Apollon Limassol on Thursday night in a dead-rubber match.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Sam Allardyce is considering handing debuts to five of Everton's youngsters as he prepares his new side to face Cypriot outfit Apollon Limassol in a meaningless Europa League clash, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees have already been knocked out of the competition, with just one point from five games after suffering two losses to both Lyon and Atalanta in a group where they were expected to ease into the knockout stages.

With Sunday's Merseyside derby approaching in Allardyce's third game in charge of the Toffees after Thursday night's dead rubber, Allardyce is expected to rest his first-team stars.

Harry Charsley of Everton is tackled by Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander Arnold of Liverpool during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on May 8, 2017 in...Harry Charsley.

However, the Liverpool Echo claim the former England manager will go one better and hand five debuts to Everton's youngsters - namely Alex Denny, Harry Charsley, Nathan Broadhead, Fraser Hornby and Michael Collins.

Of the five, four are teenagers with Charsley now 21 years of age as he remains one of the most experienced members of the Toffees' second string with 71 appearances in his career for the Under-23's.

Wayne Rooney of Everton and Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton shake hands during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in...

However, he is yet to make a first-team appearance along with his four teenage teammates, but Allardyce could continue the Toffees' faith in youth by handing five debuts out in just his second game in charge.

The report also claims that Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen could also be given a start against their Cypriot opponents, as the two summer signings continue to struggle on Merseyside.

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