Many Reading fans were left slamming the display of Everton youngster Lewis Gibson in their 2-0 away loss at Watford in the EFL Championship on Friday night.
The 20-year-old, who is a central defender by trade, had a torrid time at left-back up against Ismaila Sarr, who scored both goals as the Hornets pushed ever closer to automatic promotion back up to the Premier League, and subsequently dealt a blow to Reading’s chances of gaining a play-off spot.
Does Gibson have a future at Everton?
Gibson failed to make any dribbles, accurate crosses or block any shots, while he also lost possession of the ball no fewer than on 18 separate occasions in the game, the second-most out of any of his teammates to have set foot on the pitch, earning him a very poor 5.9 overall rating on Sofascore.
While he was playing out of his natural position, this could perhaps paint a bad picture for Gibson’s hopes of a future at Everton – if he is struggling in the second tier it will prove extremely difficult to break into a top flight side.
Reading fans on Gibson display
These Royals supporters slammed his performance on Twitter, with one RFC fan even going as far as to claim that the Blues starlet was ‘useless’:
“How does Gibson get payed to play football?”
“Terminate Gibson’s loan”
“Drag Gibson right now. Way out of his depth League 2 player at best”
“Why we ever got Gibson in on loan I’ll never know”
“Get Gibson off, absolutely useless! What is he doing!!!”
“GET GIBSON OFF NOW”
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