John Coleman is looking forward to taking on an Everton XI tomorrow regardless of who takes to the field for the visitors.

A youthful side is expected to be sent to the Wham Stadium for the second game of pre-season.

But with the Toffees’ under 23 side featuring a number of players who won the under 20 World Cup with England this summer Coleman knows there will be plenty of quality on show regardless of the personnel.

“Everton’s under 23s won their league last season so whoever plays we know that it’ll be a test for us,” he said. “They’re a good footballing team and I have a lot of admiration for the way they play. Their under 23s are one of the few teams who play at that level and play what I’d call proper football. It’s not tippy tappy, it’s proper football and I think that’ll make for a good game.

“That might suit us but we’re not looking for any favours from the opposition. What’s important for us is to get ourselves into premium condition.”

Coley expressed his disappointment at the narrow midweek defeat to Premier League bound Huddersfield and the lifelong Liverpool fan is hoping to rediscover the winning feeling tomorrow.

“Fitness is really important at this time of year but I want to start winning. There’s no better team to beat than Everton is there?” he smiled.

Kick off at the Wham Stadium is 3pm, with admission prices £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and just £1 for accompanied under 12s.