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Thursday 26th February 2015 8:05 PM
(Live on ITV 1 Everton win 7-2 (Agg))
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Goal Scorers: Lukaku(21, 32m), Mirallas(41m)
Everton Team: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Garbutt, McCarthy (Besic), Barry, Mirallas, Gibson, Naismith (Osman), Lukaku (Kone)
Subs: Robles, Baines, Browning, Besic(60m), Osman(78m), Barkley, Kone(48m)
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Christian Atsu will be missing from the squad with a virus and will join Aiden McGeady (knee), Bryan Oviedo (hamstring), Tony Hibbert (muscle), John Stones (suspended) and Aaron Lennon (ineligible).

Sylvain Distin is fit and available for selection and could be joined by Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar who are back in training after a game with the rezzies.

Romelu Lukaku, Steven Naismith, Mo Besic and Steven Pienaar all have 2 bookings. If they get a third tonight, they will miss the first leg game in the next round.

With 3 wingers Atsu, Lennon and McGeady all missing, the stage is set for Kevin Mirallas to start.

Roberto said: "We're still hoping that we're going to get a couple of players back. Its been disappointing to lose Bryan Oviedo and Aiden McGeady of late.

"We're going to assess Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar but they are looking ready to make the squad, and that's important.

"Christian Atsu is going to miss out on the squad through illness, he's got a virus, Tony Hibbert is still recovering and hasn't been able to join the group but Sylvain Distin is fully fit and available.

"We're going to try to be as strong as we can be in the game tomorrow and on Sunday and then again on Wednesday at Stoke City.

"It's going to be a really demanding week and it's important we've got everybody in the squad ready."

Everton squad: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Besic, Naismith, Barkley, Lukaku, Osman, Pienaar, Distin, Browning, Garbutt, Robles, Gibson, Kone, Mirallas, Kenny, Ledson.

Jogger's Starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Naismith, Barkley, Lukaku. 

Comments about Team News
 
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Robles Garbo .jags .bird man Coleman.miralas . Atsu.gibbo.mcarthy. Kone Lukaku
John, Wales, 5:39 PM 26/02/2015
 
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Hope Tim plays and with a bit of luck may tweak his calf again. Ever the pessimist ( it's in our DNA) I reckon we will lose but get through. Would love to see some of the youngsters playing and to be proved wrong.....yeah right !!
Neil (SOG), Exeter, 5:31 PM 26/02/2015
 
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Its live on ITV1 not 4. If we balls this up, then he has to go. I'm looking forward to another European jaunt.
Richard, Essex, 4:10 PM 26/02/2015
 
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I'll be there but it looks like ticket sales are low.
joe, stockbridge, 2:28 PM 26/02/2015
 
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Why risk players on two bookings It is time to rest Naismith for a game ... he has not stopped working for the team all season and now we have the chance to give him a break.... play Barkley behind Kone Mirallas and Garbutt wide with Barry and Ledson/Gibson in midfield....with three goals in hand that should see us through comfortably
John, Wallasey, 1:49 PM 26/02/2015
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