Everton midfielder McGeady anticipating Liverpool clash

The Republic of Ireland international could be in line to feature against the Reds but concedes that he is unlikely to start the game
Aiden McGeady is looking forward to taking part in the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton but admits that he does not expect to start the fixture.

McGeady made his first start for the Toffees since joining from Spartak Moscow in their FA Cup fourth round tie against Stevenage on Saturday and the Republic of Ireland international says that the experience will aid him should he feature against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening.

"I don't expect to be starting straight in there for a game of this importance, but Saturday's experience will help me perform whenever I come on," McGeady is quoted as saying in the Irish Independent.

"I felt sharp in the first half of Saturday's game but became a bit sloppy as the match wore on.

"As a result, I got a bit frustrated with myself, but I can't be too self-critical, given how I haven't started a match for a long time."

Meanwhile, Seamus Coleman will miss the derby clash as he continues to recover from a soft tissue injury picked up against West Bromich Albion on January 20.

"Seamus is out," said Everton boss Roberto Martinez. "While he is not far away, the derby game has come too soon."

Sixth place Everton take on their Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday January 28. Kick off 20:00 GMT.