Everton recorded their biggest attendance for a League Cup round two game since 1968 last night.

Everton fans showed massive support and huge belief in manager Marco Silva and his squad by turning up in their big numbers for the side’s EFL Cup clash with Rotherham United on Wednesday night.

The Goodison Park recorded 31,972 home fans for the game, and it’s the first time in 50 years that the Toffees have seen such an impressive number in the League Cup round two fixture.

Everton fans have certainly bought into the new manager’s ideas and beliefs, and a top-six challenge is the least him and his players can give them in return.

“It was fantastic support from the fans tonight. It’s a Wednesday evening, our first League Cup match and more than 31,000 came to support us. That is fantastic for us,” the Portuguese boss told the club’s official website.

“They showed me and our players that they are behind us and supporting us, that they believe in our squad.

“For me, that is just as important as the result for us tonight.”

Everton have been impressive so far this season, drawing two and winning one of their opening three league fixtures thus far, and a lot is expected of the team following a squad shake-up that saw six new players arrive during the summer transfer window.

After the disappointment of Sam Allardyce’s tenure, the belief seems to be back among supporters, and Silva must make the most of the feel-good factor surrounding the club.

The Merseyside outfit finished in eighth last season, and despite playing in the Europa League, an underwhelming campaign saw them fail to progress beyond the group stages.

Everton want to challenge on all fronts going forward, and Silva’s arrival is seen as a breath of fresh air given his reputation and potential.

Evertonians surely have high hopes of their club this season, as evidenced by Wednesday night’s record crowd, and the manager and his men can’t let them down following such a show of overwhelming support.

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