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Everton must unleash 'superb' star after World Cup, he could save Lampard's job - TBR View
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Everton must unleash 'superb' star after World Cup, he could save Lampard's job - TBR View

Everton signed James Garner from Manchester United for £15 million during the summer and Frank Lampard must unleash him after the World Cup.

The Toffees beat off a number of clubs to sign the England under-21 international. He had spent the last 18 months on loan in the Championship with Nottingham Forest.

Garner was expected to get a chance to shine at Old Trafford. Instead, Erik ten Hag decided to cash in after landing Casemiro from Real Madrid.

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United’s loss proved Everton’s gain but perhaps surprisingly, he’s not been able to establish himself in Lampard’s team.

The Toffees did add other midfielders to their ranks in the summer. Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye both signed and have been favoured this season.

Furthermore, Alex Iwobi has been reborn in midfield. His emergence and a strong run of form has seen Garner forced into a watching brief.

After a poor start, Everton did pick up. Prior to the international break, however, the Toffees have been back in relative freefall and sit a point above the relegation zone.

Lampard’s team have won just once in seven outings and something will have to give after the relegation zone.

With that in mind, the boss has to call on Garner. He will be desperate to play regular football and won’t be happy with sporadic substitute appearances.

Lampard must unleash Garner

The former England international will know that his job is on the line. Everton can’t afford to get relegated but they’re embroiled in a serious battle.

Everton might get lucky. Plenty will feel that there are three worse sides than the Toffees this season but at least one big club does look in serious trouble.

Garner was signed perhaps with one eye on the future. But, after starring for Forest last season, he deserves a chance to establish himself in the team.

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The 21-year-old has a lot to offer. He puts in a wonderful delivery and his work rate out of possession was a strong attribute at the City Ground.

Furthermore, he knows where the back of the net is and is also capable of weighing in with a fair number of assists.

After Forest beat Derby 2-1 last season, Garner was called ‘superb’ by Nottinghamshire Live and he was worshipped on Trentside.

Lampard has to try something different. As a result, he would be wise to unleash Garner into his Everton team after the World Cup.

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