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Premier League big guns Everton host League Two Salford tonight in the Carabao Cup Second Round.
The Toffees made a fine start to the season over the weekend, beating Tottenham in north London and much is now expected from them this season.
They welcome Salford to Goodison Park this evening in a huge tie for the League Two side.
Salford drew 2-2 with Exeter to start off their season and they’ll be eyeing a major upset tonight.
A trip to League One side Fleetwood Town will await the winner in the third round.
Full coverage from Goodison Road will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage starting at 7pm.
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Salford manager Graham Alexander: “It’s a massive tie we’re going to play, the venue, the history of Everton is so famous and prestigious, so from that point of view it’s a great tie for us because there’s absolutely zero pressure on us and the players to go there and win because the gap in the level that they play at compared to us is massive.
“But we’ve got to go there and enjoy ourselves, and actually hold our heads high, show pride in our work, show that we are good players and that we are a good team.
“That’s the thing about this game, I know there’s no pressure on us but I know that in ourselves we put pressure on ourselves to perform well all of the time including in training and any game we play, so from that side of it the players have got nothing to lose except to go out there and show what good footballers they are.
“We know it’s a massive task for us to go and get a result, but we go there with belief in the way that we play, what we have in our own changing room and take the game on, but we have to look forward to it, it will probably be one of the only times this season that we’ll be the underdogs so we have to enjoy that status.
“It’s a case of going there and expressing yourself, that’s all I want the players to do, it’s to not go there and get fixated on a result, and just be fixated on a performance; go and show that you can be confident against any opponent, that you’re good on the ball, that you’re fit, you can take on tactical instruction, and that’s the same as every game really.
“I know because I’ve been there myself as a lower league player playing against higher opposition, if you don’t focus on yourself and play with a bit of freedom then you don’t maximise what you do and you come off the pitch with regret, and there’s no worse feeling than coming off the pitch with regret and that’s all I want the players to do, to come off the pitch on Wednesday with zero regrets, regardless of what’s gone on.”
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