Cutting his teeth

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). Dave Howarth / PA Archive/PA Images Dave Howarth / PA Archive/PA Images / 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. Tom Beary / INPHO Tom Beary / INPHO / 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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