Everton Under-23s opened their Premier League 2 campaign with a goalless draw against Leicester City Under-23s on Monday night at Haig Avenue.
Looking to defend their Premier League 2 title, David Unsworth’s men were hoping to kick the new season off with a victory over the young Foxes. However, despite their opponents going down to 10-men early on in the second-half, the young Toffees couldn’t find a breakthrough.
With the Premier League 2 season now underway, we’ve looked at the four players who most impressed for Unsworth’s side in their opener, with many starlets hoping to break through into Marco Silva’s first-team set-up in the future.
The 18-year old playmaker was Everton’s most effective player, looking the most sharp as he constantly tested the Leicester defence.
Unfortunately it wasn’t to be on the night, but the young midfielder is constantly showing great promise.
Having trained with the first-team recently, Gibson is eyeing a push into the first-team and more solid performances like the one on Monday night won’t do him any harm.
The former Newcastle defender is regarded as a hot prospect on Merseyside, and fans will be keeping a watchful eye on his development.
Much like his centre-back partner, Feeney put in an assured and resolute performance at the back, marshalling the Everton defence. While Gibson has the age advantage over Feeney, the 20-year old has played twice for Everton before, and will be looking to push on with the club’s lack of depth in that position.
Antony Evans is another prospect who is showing positive signs. While the Leicester game wasn’t his strongest performance, neither was it Everton’s in general, Evans is showing plenty of positive signs that should convince Silva to take note.