Veteran defender Alan Stubbs believes that Everton will go into their new European campaign "much wiser" than their last experience at that level.

Two seasons ago Everton were bounced out of the Champions League and then UEFA Cup qualifiers at the first stage and have suffered that embarrassment ever since.

But ahead of of Thursday´s UEFA Cup qualifying round clash against Metalist Kharkiv at Goodison Park, Stubbs said: "This time round, hopefully we will be a bit wiser, a bit more experienced about how European football goes and we will take it from there and hopefully reach the group stages."

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