Supporters of Everton have been reacting to a club post on the Toffees Under-23s’ victory away to Plymouth Argyle in the Premier League Cup.
On Monday night, the club’s youngsters won 4-0 away to the Pilgrims in which Ellis Simms bagged a brace, with Dennis Adeniran and Ryan Astley netting once each (as per Everton), which had some fans delighted for the youngsters.
Ellis Simms (2), Dennis Adeniran and Ryan Astley with the goals! ?
— Everton (@Everton) February 10, 2020
Excellent win for the blues. Well done
— RAJ (@ChohanRajesh) February 10, 2020
Yes lads ??
— Adam Jones (@Adam_EFC_1998) February 10, 2020
Well done blues ????????
— Håvard (@haahamm) February 10, 2020
Do you think that Ellis Simms could be a first-team player for Everton in the future?
Yes, seems like he has potential
No, doesn't seem to have it
During this season, Simms has bagged a decent return of seven goals in 13 league appearances for Everton’s Under-23s, having also netted once in four EFL Trophy ties (as per Transfermarkt).
Following his latest brace in the Premier League Cup, fans were excited about the potential of the youngster and felt that he could have a big future at Goodison Park if handled correctly.
Gotta be knocking on the door now Simms. Superb for the 18s, now doing it for the 23s. Looks the part. Looked good in training with the 1sts too. Future is very bright
— Ali Bell (@B3Bell) February 10, 2020
Simms has a big future imo.
— Rob 1878 Coppell (@CoppellRob) February 10, 2020
Agree Rob, I think he’s got the x factor about him! If he has a strong finish to season, Carlo might give him mins pre-season!
— Maxy (@MaxyMj3669) February 11, 2020
They need to get Simms out on loan to a championship side next summer. Kid might have it.
— MPLS Toffee (@MPLS_Toffee) February 10, 2020
What do we think?
Judging from the response of Toffees fans, it seems as though many of the Goodison Park faithful have the 19-year-old earmarked for success.
As one supporter mentioned, a loan move for Simms next season could be important to build his confidence playing at a first-team level and that could be a positive next stage to his development.