Everton fans here in the Tavern sit twiddling their thumbs as they ponder if the club captain will fit back into the starting XI.
The Toffees are off to a torrid start to the season after falling to 16th place as they continue to struggle. Having conceded 12 goals and scored only 4 inside 7 games, for a team that’s in the Europa League, this is a huge drop down in form as they threaten the relegation zone.
The leaky defence has been subject to criticism as of late as they can’t quite keep their goal shut. With club Captain Phil Jagielka only having made 4 appearances for the club so far this season, it’s got the fans missing this mans’ services more than ever.
After being close to a return from injury he’s looking to be recalled back into the starting line up as he looks to cure any defensive problems that have caused Everton to plummet so far this season.
However, the ex-England international will take time to gain back match fitness and get back up to speed so it could take time for this to settle in.
The new signing Michael Keane and the Welsh captain Ashley Williams have struggled to offer stability for the team so an immediate change is needed if there are to be improvements.
So with Jagielka almost back in the frame, it looks as if things could possibly be on the rise as Koeman may look to the club captain in order to help fix his current problems as news filters in of the possible risk of losing his managing role at the club.
With the Dutch manager needing to make vast improvements in a short space of time, it looks as if he’ll turn to his trusted captain to restore them back to winning ways at Goodison Park.
So Everton fans, do you believe that club captain Jagielka should fit straight back into your starting line up at Brighton?
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