Everton are certainly struggling to make moves in the transfer market bringing in just James Tarkowski thus far, which could see Frank Lampard lean heavily on his current squad and promote some of the club’s youth products.
That is something he did very well during his tenure as Chelsea manager with Lampard giving regular minutes to the likes of Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Mason Mount, so this could bode well for someone such as Mills.
Scott has been left impressed by Mills during Everton’s pre-season and predicts the youngster having a big season for the Toffees.
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(10:20) “I think some of the youngsters have done well, Stanley Mills again I think he’s going to be a big part of Everton’s season, I think he’s going to save Everton a few quid in the transfer market.”
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Given Everton’s worrying financial situation it would make a lot of sense for Lampard to utilise some of the younger players within the squad and promote from within, if they are good enough that is, because if not it will only send the Toffees one way, down to the Championship.
During pre-season Lampard has picked out Mills for the ‘energy’ he’s had through training sessions and games which will put him in a good place to get at least some minutes because if the Toffees don’t have quality on the pitch, they will need players with energy and good work rate to help them have a successful season.