Everton journalist David Prentice has been sharing his praise for Toffees midfielder Tom Davies after his latest appearance for the Merseyside club in their dramatic 3-3 draw away at Manchester United.
On the subject of Davies and his impact during his recent appearances for the side, Prentice had this to say on the matter. (17.59)
He said: “The manager appears to trust him as well.
“He’s picking him more and more, he’s still not [a] regular first choice, and he won’t be when Allan is fit because Allan is clearly in a class of his own, but he’s getting more and more influential as his Everton career progresses and that’s good for the long-term because we’ve said in the past, we’re not quite sure how much of a long-term future we might have seen for him at Everton given the competition for places in that midfield area, which is really intense.
“But he’s showing at the moment that he deserves his place in that squad on merit and he’s probably going to get more and more games than we might have thought, especially given how we’re playing a game every three or four days at the moment so he’s going to be important and he’s proving influential, which is great.”
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Since then, the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at £14.4 million, has made 138 appearances for Everton across all competitions in which he has managed to score six goals and provide six assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on David Prentice’s comments on Davies…
Given how Davies has managed to pick up some respectable match ratings during his previous Premier League appearances for Everton against the likes of Sheffield United, West Ham United and Wolves, this shows that he is improving his game and growing as a player with the rest of his team as Prentice suggested in the podcast.