Everton fans praise Sam Allardyce's decision to skip Europa League match

Sam Allardyce looks on from the stand during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Sam Allardyce will remain coaching his Everton team, rather than travel to Cyprus for the Europa League.

Sam Allardyce looks on from the stand during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Sam Allardyce is set to stay in Merseyside, while his Everton team take on Apollon Limassol in the Europa League, and Toffees fans are backing their new manager’s decision.

Everton are already out of the Europa League, and Allardyce has decided that staying behind with his key players will be better than sending them on a midweek trip to Cyprus.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of West Ham United celebrates after the final whistle during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Bristol City and West Ham United at Ashton Gate on January 25,...

Everton have a derby match against Liverpool at the weekend, which is the major focus at the moment, with the Toffees now set to name a very inexperienced line up against Apollon Limassol.

And Everton fans believe Allardyce has made a very smart decision, by sending Craig Shakespeare to take charge of the Toffees on their European trip.

Everton won Allardyce’s first match in charge against Huddersfield Town last weekend, with some optimism coming back around Goodison Park.

Everton have now won back-to-back Premier League matches for the first time this season, to move into the top half of the table.

Beating Liverpool at Anfield will be a huge test, and Allardyce seems to want the whole week on the training ground to work on a strategy to give his side a chance.

If Everton could beat Liverpool, they may move up as high as ninth in the Premier League standings - which would represent fine progress.

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