Roberto Martinez: Everton will not rack up the bookings to avoid Europa League.

ROBERTO MARTINEZ will not tell his players to rack up the bookings in order to miss out on a Europa League place.

Everton are just behind West Ham in the Fair Play league with Liverpool out in front.

But as the Reds are set to qualify for the Europa League through their Premier League position, it is down to the other two to fight it out for the fair play spot.

They meet tomorrow and Martinez insists neither team will go out to ruin their discipline record in order to miss out.

The side that gets the spot will have to play a qualifier on July 2 - just over two weeks after the summer internationals finish in mid-June.

But Martinez said: "Believe me when I say the opportunity for being in the early rounds of Europe is something that we would embrace as a club.

"I don't think any team will be looking at a Fair Play table.

"I don't think West Ham will look at it and I don't think a team would behave wrongly in order not to get in. I don't think you can do that."

Everton are due to be in Singapore for the Barclays Asia Trophy around the time of the qualifiers but Martinez revealed their pre-season plans will not change.

He added: "We are not going to change anything, but can you imagine for our younger players it is an opportunity we would want."

Source: Daily Star

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