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Moyes: UEFA Cup draw great for Everton fans

Everton boss Dave Moyes is happy with their UEFA Cup draw.

The Blues were selected in Group A during Tuesday's draw in Switzerland. They have been pitted against Holland's AZ Alkmaar, Russia's Zenit St Petersburg, AE Larissa of Greece and Germany's Nurnberg.

Moyes told evertonTV: "I am quite pleased. It is a decent draw now that the games have come out as well. The travelling isn't too far and it is great for the supporters because they will be able to get to the games quite easily. The Greek team at home and the Russian team at home is much easier than travelling there.

"Travelling is an issue for the fans and for the team as well because you want to limit the amount of travelling the players have to go through. It can be tiring.

"How the games will go, who knows because we were given the maximum test by Metalist so you can never turn around and say there is an easy game. We know all the teams are going to enjoy being in the group stages - like us. It is the experience we want and we know three teams qualify so we have to make sure we are one of those teams."

Moyes also believes the away games will be a welcome bonus for all those loyal fans who made the long and arduous trek to Kharkiv for the first round contest.

He added: "The support we had in Kharkiv was fantastic and for so many fans to go so far was great to see. That kind of support is very welcome and I am sure all the cheap flights for our away games have already been booked!"

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