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'Like Van Nistelrooy': Some Everton fans wowed by 'unreal' talent on their books

Everton striker Ellis Simms has been enjoying a superb season away from Goodison Park on loan.

The 20-year-old has risen through the Toffees ranks to become a regular in David Unsworth’s Under-23s side over the past two years.

His prolific goalscoring tally for the Under-18s in 2018-19 led to many Everton fans tipping him for stardom, and he has been progressing steadily since then.

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Simms has been on loan at League One side Blackpool since January, where he hit the ground running by scoring a brace on his debut.

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The young forward has progressed well and, on Tuesday night, shone on the big stage as the Seasiders were in League One playoff semi-final first-leg action.

Ollie Turton opened the scoring for Blackpool away at Oxford before Simms made it two with a superb effort, lifting the ball over his marker and rifling home via a deflection.

The visitors led then made it three midway through the second half, Simms sweeping home his second of the night after leading the initial breakaway.

The Everton gem’s display earned praise from Toffees and Blackpool fans alike on social media:

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