Everton have announced that the club will once more play their reserve games at the Halton Stadium.
The Toffees' second string played at the ground for four years, up to 2003.
Cllr Phil Harris, Halton Borough Council's Executive Board member for Environment, Leisure & Sport, said: 'We are delighted to welcome Everton back to Widnes.
'This is good news for the Stadium and also for the people of Halton.
'We are hoping that we can strike at least a two-year deal that will lead to a lasting partnership between Halton Stadium and Everton Football Club.'