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Sport Everton growing in confidence, says Shakespeare

01:46  08 december  2017
01:46  08 december  2017 Source:   goal.com

Everton growing in confidence, says Shakespeare

  Everton growing in confidence, says Shakespeare Everton will enter the derby on a run of three consecutive victories following their comfortable Europa League win over Apollon Limassol.Everton assistant coach Craig Shakespeare believes confidence is beginning to return to the blue half of Merseyside ahead of their clash with rivals Liverpool.

Everton assistant coach Craig Shakespeare believes confidence is beginning to return to the blue half of Merseyside ahead of their clash with rivals Allardyce is expected to return to the dugout at Anfield on the weekend and Shakespeare says the win means he will do so in a positive mood.

Everton assistant coach Craig Shakespeare believes confidence is beginning to return to the blue half of Merseyside ahead of their clash with rivals Liverpool. Allardyce is expected to return to the dugout at Anfield on the weekend and Shakespeare says the win means he will do so in a positive mood.

Joel Robles - cropped: Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles. © Provided by Goal Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles.

Everton assistant coach Craig Shakespeare believes confidence is beginning to return to the blue half of Merseyside ahead of their clash with rivals Liverpool.

The Toffees will enter Sunday's derby at Anfield on the back of three straight victories and as many clean sheets in all competitions, having dispatched Apollon Limassol 3-0 in Cyprus on Thursday.

Ademola Lookman scored twice inside half an hour and Kevin Mirallas added a late third to ensure Sam Allardyce's men registered their maiden Europa League group stage win at the final attempt.

Everton watch Lille defender in action

  Everton watch Lille defender in action Everton have been linked with a move for Lille central defender Adama Soumaoro in recent times. The Toffees are said to be on the lookout for defensive reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window, and Soumaoro seems to be a man under consideration. According to a report from the Daily Mail, Everton’s director of football Steve Walsh was joined by the club’s chief scout Martyn Glover as they watched the 25-year-old in action for Lille on Wednesday. Lille took on OGC Nice in a Ligue 1 clash but saw little from Soumaoro, as he lined up in a team lacking in confidence following a treacherous run of form. The French outfit only recently sacked their manager, Marcelo Bielsa, too. Everton’s back-line has been stretched this season as a result of poor performances and injury worries, but it seems Sam Allardyce is already on the lookout for fresh blood to strengthen the defence in January.

Everton assistant coach Craig Shakespeare believes confidence is beginning to return to the blue half of Merseyside ahead of their clash with rivals Liverpool. Allardyce is expected to return to the dugout at Anfield on the weekend and Shakespeare says the win means he will do so in a positive mood.

Everton assistant coach Craig Shakespeare believes confidence is beginning to return to the blue half of Merseyside ahead of their clash with rivals Liverpool. Allardyce is expected to return to the dugout at Anfield on the weekend and Shakespeare says the win means he will do so in a positive mood.

Shakespeare, who took charge of a youthful Blues as Allardyce remained in England for a medical appointment, is confident they are turning the corner.

"That winning mentality breeds success, but it also breeds confidence. Hopefully we can take that from tonight," Shakespeare told Everton TV.

"I thought the lads really applied themselves and in the first half played some terrific football.

"We had a lot of young players out there. I thought in the second half our game management was good ... and we still had the quality in the final third to get that killer goal.

"The overall result was the most pleasing thing."

Allardyce is expected to return to the dugout at Anfield on the weekend and Shakespeare says the win means he will do so in a positive mood.

"I am sure he watched it and he will be pleased as well," the former Leicester City boss added.

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