MART GIVES FIRST START TO GER­ARD

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EVER­TON boss Roberto Martinez says teenage star Ger­ard Deulofeu

has sub­stance as well as style as he pre­pares to give the Barcelona loa­nee his de­but against Steve­nage.

“He’s a crowd pleaser with the style and tal­ent that he uses in his play, but he’s got a real end prod­uct,” Martinez said.

“But he is also ready to win bat­tles, win fights and doesn’t get in­tim­i­dated that eas­ily.

“Barcelona think Ger­ard will be a top player, who will be im­por­tant for their first team. So we are lucky to have him.”

Gra­ham West­ley, man­ager of League One Steve­nage, will ap­proach the game at Good­i­son Park as if was any other match.

“I don’t look at it as a big day,” West­ley said. “I look at it as the next game and to win any game you’ve got to pre­pare prop­erly.

“First and fore­most you’ve got to give the op­po­si­tion the re­spect they de­serve.”

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