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​Rooney warns Everton colleagues to prepare for the Europa League

New Everton signing Wayne Rooney has urged his team to use pre-season as preparation for their Europa League qualifier this month.

The 31 year old England skipper has already set sights on what could be his first competitive game for Everton since his return - with the Toffees having learned they will face Ruzomberok (Slovakia) or Brann (Norway) in the Europa League third qualifying round.

"There's things we can do better, but the most important thing is minutes under the belt," Rooney told EvertonTV after his goalscoring return.

"We'll look forward to them and make sure we are right for the qualifier."

Ian Ferris
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