Morgan Schneiderlin confirms he's starting for Everton; wants fresh start

General view as the inside of Goodison Park is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Sam Allardyce has sent Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin out to Cyprus this week.

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Morgan Schneiderlin has told the Daily Star that he is looking forward to being given a fresh start at Everton.

Schneiderlin is set to start for Everton tonight in their Europa League match against Apollon Limassol.

The Toffees are already out of Europe, after failing to win any of their group stage matches so far.

And it shows how far Schneiderlin has fallen down the pecking order that he is even playing in Cyprus.

Manchester City's Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho (L) vies with Everton's newly signed French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (R) during the English Premier League football match between...

The French international will be one of Everton’s most experienced players against Limassol, with many of the Toffees youngsters set to start.

And Schneiderlin is looking to use the match as a chance to prove his worth.

“I want to turn the page,” Schneiderlin said. “It was not nice for me to see that and it is part of football. I have to deal with it.

“I want to prove in every game and of course there is a new manager coming in so it’s a fresh start for everyone.

“I will start, I haven’t had the chance to play the last three games and it is going to be up to me to show what I can do and that I can make a difference to the team.”

Everton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton and Lyon at Goodison Park, in Liverpool on October 19, 2017.

Schneiderlin started this season expected to be a key player at Goodison Park, but his performances have been very poor over the opening part of the campaign.

Schneiderlin played for just 24 minutes, as Everton beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 in Allardyce’s first match in charge, and appears to be facing a battle to win his place in the team back.

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