By Harry Sykes
Everton fans have taken to Twitter after hearing of the experimental line-up for the club’s last Europa League game against Apollon Limassol.
Sam Allardyce has given Everton debuts to two youngsters, Harry Charlsey and Fraser Hornby, with Everton’s future in the competition already decided.
The team news was announced on the official Everton Twitter page on Thursday afternoon.
📋 | Team sheets are in and there are 2️⃣ debutants for the Blues. Congratulations to Harry Charsley and Fraser Hornby! pic.twitter.com/9YHQSAoOHp
— Everton (@Everton) December 7, 2017
21-year-old Charlsey is a midfielder who’s made 11 appearances in Premier League 2 this season, scoring one goal.
18-year-old Hornby is an attacker who’s made just three Premier league 2 appearances this season with one assist.
Both players are products of the Everton youth system.
With Everton already eliminated from the competition it seems to make sense to give young players a runout – and most Everton fans agree.
However, not everyone is happy, with one fan saying it showed “total disrespect to our fans, our history, our pride, our motto.” He ends up by saying, “Shame on you Allardyce.”
Here is a selection of the best tweets from Everton fans ahead of the 6pm kick-off.
Good that all the kids are getting a go
— Jonathan Addy (@Jonnyaddy24) December 7, 2017
Interesting looking team. Good luck to all the young blues on the bench too
— Daniel (@DanWills_1979) December 7, 2017
You are kidding me. Total disrespect to our fans, our history, our pride, our motto. Shame on you Allardyce.
— Steven Smith 💚 #FBPE #NHSLove (@RocketRacer69) December 7, 2017
Good luck lads 🍀 #EFC
— Simon (@EFC191276) December 7, 2017
wish them luck
— Da Tim (@DaTim18) December 7, 2017
Perfect squad for a perfectly meaningless match
— the_nardling (@the_nardling) December 7, 2017
Those numbers on the bench are like when you join Real Madrid on FIFA cater mode and they hand you #43 to play up front
— Ryan (@rtw579) December 7, 2017