Everton: Sam Matterface feels Conor Coady could be ‘perfect’ for Frank Lampard

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Commentator Sam Matterface thinks Conor Coady will be a ‘brilliant’ addition at Everton.

The Liverpudlian had to cross the city divide in order to find a route out of Wolves as he signed on a season-long loan with the Toffees.

He was dropped and an unused substitute by Bruno Lage for the Old Gold’s season opener with Leeds last weekend and admitted that the last few weeks had been ‘tough’ with doubts over his role in the squad despite being the captain.

With James Tarkowski already in on a free, Coady could prove to be another solid pick-up and Matterface is certainly a fan of the move.

Speaking on the talkSPORT GameDay podcast he said:

Will Coady be a success at Everton?





Conor Coady’s a great signing, though, isn’t he for Everton, brilliant. I mean, he’s so excited about it as well he was on talkSPORT breakfast this week.

“We mentioned it on the pod on Sunday. I know they had quite a few conversations with him prior to pressing the button on it.

“He lives close, he’ll get the club, his son’s there. It is perfect as well for a back three.”

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Lampard reverted to a back five last season in a bid to fend off relegation and has maintained that set-up at the beginning of the new campaign.

For that reason, Coady’s move makes complete sense as the 10-cap England ace is completely at home in that formation again starting all 38 games last term.

When Nuno Espirito changed from his patented wing-back formation in the 2020/21 season the west Midlanders conceded ten goals in four matches with Coady’s display in the fixture against West Brom described as ‘alarming’ by Molineux News however, his ability on the ball and reading of the game has been praised as ‘absolutely magnificent’ by Alan Shearer which will be key to Lampard’s tweak and the 29-year-old should undoubtedly improve the Toffees’ back-line.

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