Everton have revealed their away strip for the 2014-15 season, unveiling an all-black kit with white logos and a striking purple goalkeeper's jersey. The players will wear the new change colours for the first time on Sunday in the friendly against Leicester City.
Roberto Martinez has announced that Muhamed Besic will travel with the squad for the friendly in Bangkok this weekend before being presented as an Everton player next week. A deal with Hungarian side Ferencvárosi TC is virtually over the line but the Bosnia-Herzegovina international won't feature in the friendly with Leicester.
Roberto Martinez is confident of strengthening his squad in the next few days with "three or four" new signings as his pre-season preparations get into full swing. The manager has used the last couple of weeks to assess the younger players at Everton and is now in position to bring in acquisitions to "finalise the squad" ahead of what promises to be a demanding season.
Everton's first pre-season run-out of the summer ended in a 2-2 draw at Prenton Park as Roberto Martinez handed playing time to all of the players named in the squad.
Steven Naismith and Leon Osman scored as the Blues twice took the lead but were pegged back by goals from Cole Stockton and James Rowe. There was a slight injury concern for Seamus Coleman, however, who was withdrawn as a precaution after feeling his hamstring.