According to journalist Paul Brown, Everton midfielder James Garner may be handed his first start for the Toffees soon, reports the FFC.
The 22-year-old joined Everton from Manchester United during last summer’s transfer window as he couldn’t secure regular playing time at the Old Trafford club. Unfortunately, injuries have prevented him from getting much playing time at Goodison Park. This season, Garner has only played eight times in the Premier League, all as a substitute, for a total of just 175 minutes. However, he has made some cameo appearances against Tottenham and Manchester United since returning from injury. With Everton set to play a crucial game against Fulham on Saturday, it’s possible that Garner may finally get his first start for the club.
According to journalist Paul Brown, who spoke to GiveMeSport, he believes that Everton midfielder James Garner will soon be given a chance to make his first start for the Toffees. Garner joined Everton from Manchester United last summer but has been hampered by injuries, limiting his playing time to just eight substitute appearances in the Premier League this season. However, with a crucial game against Fulham on the horizon, Brown thinks that the 22-year-old could finally be handed an opportunity to impress from the start.
Brown said (via GMS): “I think Dyche has used Garner quite a lot, really. It’s mainly been him and [Tom] Davies coming off the bench in recent games, giving them a bit of fresh legs – a slightly better passing option, perhaps.
“I think it’s quite likely that he ends up starting a game or a few games before the end of the season. Simply because the three that have been in there most of the campaign have played a lot of minutes, and you’d expect them to wear down slightly before the end of the season.
“It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Garner starting soon.”