Dennis Adeniran is one of three Everton youngsters in first-team training at the moment. Marco Silva has given Adeniran, Lewis Gibson and Anthony Gordon the chance to impress in first-team training, according to The Liverpool Echo.
Silva is running the rule over some of his younger options as spaces open up in the squad. It could be time for Adeniran to step up to first-team football given Everton’s problems in midfield.
On the opening day of the season, Everton were hit with a double whammy. During the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace, Andre Gomes limped off with an ankle injury and Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off.
Gomes was replaced by Jean-Philippe Gbamin on Saturday but he has since admitted that he is not match-fit. Gbamin struggled on his Everton debut and he might need time to adapt to English football.
Moreover, Fabian Delph missed the opening game of the season. He is back in training now but he might not be ready for first-team action. That surely means Tom Davies will be starting this Saturday.
This means that Everton will be without two, if not three, central midfielders for the game against Watford next weekend. And this could mean the stars are aligning for Adeniran.
The 20-year-old has been with Everton for two years now since moving from Fulham. He played five senior games for the Cottagers but is yet to make his Everton debut. But after a year in the U23 team, Adeniran is now training with the first-team.
Perhaps Silva could be about to use the England U19 starlet in the first-team. With so many absences in midfield, this could be Adeniran’s chance to show Everton what he can do.