Everton assistant Shakespeare: Apollon game not an audition

Everton assistant Shakespeare: Apollon game not an audition

The 63-year-old has remained at home as he has a pre-arranged appointment to attend and that the Toffees will now be led by first-team coaches Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson.

Bellew's beloved Everton have struggled defensively this season, with Stoke and Swansea the only teams to have conceded more and the boxer is concerned for how they will fair in Sunday's Merseyside derby.

Everton are yet to win a match in Group E and need three points to avoid finishing bottom of the standings, although Apollon are no pushovers as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 when they visited Goodison Park in September.

"The team for Sunday hasn't been picked so there is an opportunity as always in any training session for things to change", Shakespeare told reporters in a press conference held on Wednesday afternoon.

"Sam has a prior medical arrangement". It is a fresh start for us all.

The French worldwide will be one of Everton's most experienced players against Limassol, with numerous Toffees youngsters set to start.

"I will speak to him and find out what he wants to do".

The likes of Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen, Muhamed Besic and Joel Robles will all be handed opportunities to impress the club's new management structure, while James McCarthy should see game time as he continues his recovery from a troublesome hamstring strain.

Allardyce underwent heart surgery back in December 2009 to fix a narrow coronary artery during his time in charge of then-Premier League side Blackburn Rovers.

Related Articles

  • Auto  hits pedestrians in lower Manhattan, NYPD says

    Auto hits pedestrians in lower Manhattan, NYPD says

    At least six people were hurt when a auto ended up on a sidewalk after crashing into two other vehicles in Lower Manhattan. The incident happened around 1:20 p.m.at the intersection of Broadway and Liberty Street, according to the NYPD.

    Ford does an about-face - Moves EV manufacturing to Mexico

    Ford is actually injecting an additional $200 million capital investment into Flat Rock to accelerate autonomous vehicle plans. Ford's autonomous business will "serve leading companies, such as Lyft, in the movement of people and goods".
    Zinedine Zidane: 'I am happy with Dani Ceballos'

    Zinedine Zidane: 'I am happy with Dani Ceballos'

    Madrid nearly had their man two seasons ago, before a move for De Gea fell through at the 11th-hour on deadline day. But when asked about the move, Zidane wanted to make it clear he isn't looking for a new number one anytime soon.
  • LaMelo Ball signs with agent, ending UCLA commitment

    LaMelo Ball signs with agent, ending UCLA commitment

    Meanwhile, Bruins Coach Steve Alford said he has yet to speak with the Balls since LiAngelo left the program earlier this week. LiAngelo was suspended by UCLA after shoplifting during a basketball trip to China , and is no longer attending classes.
    Bills' Tre'Davious White blasts Rob Gronkowski: He's a dirty player

    Bills' Tre'Davious White blasts Rob Gronkowski: He's a dirty player

    Gronkowski jumped on White and drove his forearm into the back of White's head. "The whole hood want Gronk, for sure". Gronkowski laid a dirty hit on White during Sunday's game while the latter laid on the turf, giving him a concussion.
    Angelina Jolie Reveals What Really Ruined Her Marriage

    Angelina Jolie Reveals What Really Ruined Her Marriage

    But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on, and it wasn't because of the film, " Jolie lamented. While the collaboration didn't have the outcome Jolie desired, she said that the former couple did learn from the experience.
  • White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

    White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

    The statement seemed, on its face, ridiculous - Gerald Ford was a gifted athlete prior to being elected, George W. Oz", Trump said he does not work out but considers his speeches to be exercise.
    Inmate Accuses Star Witness in Iran Sanctions Case of Rape

    Inmate Accuses Star Witness in Iran Sanctions Case of Rape

    He said he had a "close relationship" with Suleyman Aslan, who was Halkbank's general manager and Atilla's superior until 2013. Prosecutors have charged nine people in the case, but only Zarrab, 34, and Atilla, 47, have been arrested by US authorities.
    Devil May Cry HD Collection Announced, Coming March 2018

    Devil May Cry HD Collection Announced, Coming March 2018

    Capcom didn't detail whether this would is a port of the 2011 HD Collection , with no additional new features or any new effects.
  • Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley

    Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley

    He comes from a prominent political family, as his father, Harold Ford Sr., served 22 years in the House of Representatives. The incident took place several years ago and there are emails that confirm the interaction, HuffPost reported .

    Democrats recruit A-list candidate for Tennessee Senate seat

    Bredesen is the last Democrat to win a state wide race in Tennessee when he easily won a second term as governor in 2006. Although Tennessee's political landscape has drastically shifted since then, with Republicans controlling both U.S.
    United Nations  condemns 'heinous' sale of migrants in Libya as slaves

    United Nations condemns 'heinous' sale of migrants in Libya as slaves

    The ministry further said the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, had invited the Nigerian Embassy's Head of Mission, Mr. Fachano added that there were challenges in extracting Nigerians from Libya which required the assistance of the government.