Everton have confirmed Duncan Ferguson will continue as caretaker boss for Wednesday's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester.

Ferguson has taken charge of the club's last two Premier League matches following the sacking of Marco Silva on 5 December, guiding the Toffees to a home win over Chelsea and a draw at Manchester United.

The former Everton striker has distanced himself from taking the job on a permanent basis but he will again be in charge for the cup tie against the Foxes.

Ferguson steered Everton to victory over Chelsea in his first home game in caretaker charge

The club said in a statement: "A sell-out crowd will welcome Ferguson and his players out of the tunnel at Goodison Park for the visit of Brendan Rodgers' side as the Blues look to book a place in the last four of the competition.

"Ferguson oversaw a stirring 3-1 victory over Chelsea in Everton's last Goodison appearance before leading the team to a 1-1 draw at in-form Manchester United on Sunday.

"John Ebbrell, Francis Jeffers and goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly will again be alongside Ferguson in the home dugout."