Everton fans here in the Tavern are hoping for a positive future under Sam Allardyce, with this season’s efforts not offering much in terms of reward for the Toffees.
Indeed, Goodison Park has been the host for many controversial moments on Merseyside this season, with one of their worst ever starts to a Premier League campaign causing for hostile crowds. Although, the appointment of Sam Allardyce has seen the Toffees climb away from relegation troubles, as a mid-table finish now looks achievable.
But, the biggest positive to come out of this season for Everton is the progress of some of their rising stars, as Finch Farm continues to produce some of the most exciting products in English football. Although, most of these have now gone on to seek loan moves for the current campaign, with a place in the Everton first-team yet to be handed to many aspiring academy products.
However, the most important factor for the progression of young players is regular minutes at a senior level, something that’s been a struggle for Everton to accommodate for with the troubles they’ve encountered.
Nevertheless, with a place in the Everton ranks hard to come by and players setting their sights high for future progression, here’s a look at TWO youngsters who should consider their futures at Goodison Park…