Supporters of Everton have aired their demands to see Anthony Gordon start for the Toffees against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
On Thursday evening, the young Englishman posted to his Twitter account stating: ‘hard work eliminates fear’ (as per Anthony Gordon), which had supporters calling for a start against the Seagulls.
Hard work eliminates fear ????? pic.twitter.com/UTjyyYkDia
— Anthony Gordon (@anthonygordon59) January 9, 2020
Hopefully that chance will be this weekend, along with a lot of the other talented youth players we have hidden in the U23 team.
— Kieren Stott (@Stotty101_) January 9, 2020
Better be in that starting 11 Saturday .
— big duncs pigeons (@goodisonblue2) January 9, 2020
Hope you get a start this Saturday Anthony!
— Gaz (@GazBelfastBlue1) January 9, 2020
Should Anthony Gordon start the game against Brighton and Hove Albion?
Yes, he deserves the minutes
No, he's not quite ready yet
During his career with the Goodison Park club, Gordon has featured on only a handful of occasions, with the last coming as a substitute appearance in the defeat against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup (per Transfermarkt).
His debut for the Toffees was all the way back in 2017 when he was introduced in place of Kevin Mirallas as a late substitute against Apollon Limassol (as per Liverpool Echo), and supporters still believed that more is yet to come.
Keep at it, Anthony. Sooner or later, you’ll be in that first team. You’d show more effort and desire than most of them.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) January 9, 2020
Team is crying for energy in the middle, let’s hope you get a go. Play for the shirt and we will sing for you!!
— Dzhemie (@dzhemie) January 10, 2020
Already better than 90% of the first team, only a matter of time for you lad
— Henry (@futcher_henry05) January 9, 2020
Hope you get some first team games soon. You deserve a chance.
— Stephen Flanagan (@Flannybluebird) January 9, 2020
What do we think?
As many supporters have suggested, it seems only a matter of time for Gordon when considering that the English 18-year-old has been training with the first team for a number of months (per Liverpool Echo).
If there is one thing that the blue half of Merseyside could desperately do with after the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool (per BBC), it is a pick-me-up, which a start for the attacker could duly deliver.