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Ireland U21 international handed Everton debut in this evening's Europa League game

Harry Charsley is in the Toffees team for their away trip to play Apollon Limassol.

IT WAS A big night for Harry Charsley as the Everton youngster is made his senior debut.

Accrington Stanley v Everton - Pre-Season - Wham Stadium Charsley (file photo). Source: Dave Howarth/PA Archive/PA Images

With the Toffees already out of the Europa League after a disastrous group campaign, they were away in Cyprus for their final fixture.

While new manager Sam Allardyce misses the trip due to a medical appointment, a number of youngsters were included in the squad to take on Apollon Limassol.

First-team coaches Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson were in charge for the evening, and 21-year-old Charsley was one of two debutants in the Everton side along with Fraser Hornby.

Harry Charsley In action for Ireland's U21s recently. Source: Tom Beary/INPHO

Wirral-born Charsley, who has progressed through Ireland’s ranks from U17 up to U21 level, is a regular in the Toffees’ U23s side as a hard-working midfielder, but started tonight at left full-back in a 3-0 away win.

Ireland-qualified centre-half Michael Collins, 17, and Polish-born former Shelbourne keeper Mateusz Hewelt, 21, were also on the bench.

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