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Sunday 25 August 2019

Irish Toffees impress boss

NEW Everton boss Roberto Martinez is happy with the form of Republic of Ireland men Darron Gibson and Shane Duffy in the Toffees' pre-season programme.

U21 cap Duffy played 90 minutes while Gibson came on as a second half sub for Everton in a 2-1 friendly defeat to Austria Vienna.

"It gave us a great opportunity to see the youngsters and other players," said Martinez.

"I thought Darron Gibson did really well, in the same manner as Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin did in each half."

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