Schneiderlin aims to finish on a high

07 December 2017 21:58:07 GMTPlus11

Morgan Schneiderlin is keen to impress Everton's new management team when they play against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League.

Sam Allardyce has been named as the club's permanent boss and, although he will not attend the game in Cyprus, new first-team coach Craig Shakespeare will be there.

Everton have failed to win any of their first five group matches in the competition and will not be involved in Monday's draw for the last 32 even if they beat Apollon.

Former Southampton and Manchester United midfielder Schneiderlin has struggled to show his best form in the first four months of the campaign and has not started the recent victories against West Ham and Huddersfield Town.

However, the Frenchman is expected to be named in what will be a much-changed Toffees team in Cyprus. Kevin Mirallas, Davy Klaassen, Muhamed Besic, Joel Robles and Nikola Vlasic could also feature against a team that drew 2-2 at Goodison Park in September. Another draw on Thursday can be backed at 4.00.

"I want to prove myself in every game," said Schneiderlin, 11.00 to score at any time against Apollon. "There is a new management team coming in so it's a fresh start for everybody.

"I haven't had the chance to [start] in the last two games but it's going to be up to me to show what I can do and that I can make a difference for the team.

"We want to win the game to finish the campaign on a good note. You have to give your maximum - that's the only thing you can control."

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