Ronald Koeman has seen a vast improvement at Everton in recent weeks and things are seemingly looking up for the blue half of Liverpool, much to the delight of their ardent supporters here in the Transfer Tavern.
A stoppage time defeat to fierce rivals Liverpool just before Christmas was the lowest ebb for Dutch boss Koeman, but since then his team has worked tirelessly to revive their fortunes and climb the Barclays Premier League.
The Toffees are not blessed with a massive squad and some of the younger players at the club have needed to be ready when called upon and in fairness they haven’t let the club down so far, with several youngsters currently part of the first-team plans.
A couple of Everton fans are sampling the landlord’s continental breakfast buffet here in the Tavern and sinking a few pints ahead of today’s game. They are hopeful that the club can secure another three points against Middlesbrough this afternoon.
Lee Clarke looks at two players who must be used as impact subs by Ronald Koeman.
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