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'I'm really happy': Lampard says 21-year-old has been working so hard in Everton training
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'I'm really happy': Lampard says 21-year-old has been working so hard in Everton training

Everton manager Frank Lampard has told the Toffees media team that James Garner is now available for selection.

The 21-year-old midfielder joined Everton on summer transfer deadline day from fellow Premier League side Manchester United.

Garner is yet to make his debut for the Goodison Park outfit, however.

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The England Under-21 international has had to build up his match fitness following an uncertain few weeks before sealing his move.

Now, with two weeks of training under his belt – coupled with last week’s match postponement – Garner is available for Everton’s meeting with West Ham.

“He has trained really well,” Lampard told the Blues website.

“I’m a big fan of his and really pleased we managed to bring him to the club because I watched him a lot, particularly last season.

“I like his attributes a lot as a midfield player, really happy to meet him as a lad and he’s trained really hard.

“He’s now fit for selection and gives us another type of option in midfield with his qualities.”

Garner impressed at Nottingham Forest last season en route to promotion to the Premier League.

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The midfielder registered four goals and 10 assists in all competitions for Forest. 

The former United man has also spent time on loan at Watford. He has racked up a decent amount of experience for a youngster. 

Lampard is clearly delighted to have brought in another talented midfielder who could have a big future ahead of him. 

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