Surely Everton youngster Charsley deserves long-awaited Toffees start?

Harry Charsley of Everton controls from Ovie Ejaria of Liverpool during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on May 8, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton rising star Charlsey is one of the 18-man squad that have travelled to Cyprus.

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...

Everton are reportedly set to hand out a number of debuts to the club's youngsters on Thursday night as the Toffees go up against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League.

In match that has no effect on Group E of the Europa League, Everton have decided to rest their first-team stars ahead of Sunday's crucial Merseyside derby against Liverpool.

The Toffees have already been knocked out of the competition after suffering losses both home and away to Lyon and Atalanta, while only mustering a draw against Limassol at Goodison Park.

Joe Pritchard of Tottenham Hotspur shoots at goal under pressure from Harry Charsley of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on...

The likes of Beni Baningime, Ademola Lookman and Nikola Vlasic have all travelled as the youngsters look to get game time, but it is surely the perfect moment to hand Harry Charsley his debut in the middle of the park.

The effervescent 21-year-old has been a regular for some time in the Everton Under-23 side, making a huge 68 Premier League 2 appearances for the Toffees' second string. 

His goalscoring rate is not bad either. The 14-time Ireland Under-21 international has scored an average of one goal less than every six games with 12 strikes, as well as laying on four assists for Everton's second string.

Harry Charsley of Everton reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Chelsea and Everton on April 21, 2017 in Aldershot, England.

However, he has never been given a chance despite his impressive performances but now he could kickstart his career in Everton's senior side with a strong performance against Limassol and follow in the footsteps of many before him.

The likes of Jonjoe Kenny, Tom Davies, Dom Calvert-Lewin and Baningime have all made the step up from Everton's youth academy, with the Toffees known for their faith in youth.

Starting Charsley against Limassol could give the Irishman the chance to replicate the quartet's progression by impressing in the middle of the park and providing Sam Allardyce with a box-to-box midfielder that Everton's first team could do with.

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