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Carlo Ancelotti says £45k-a-week Everton man has been training really well, hints at starting role

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Carlo Ancelotti says £45k-a-week Everton man has been training really well, hints at starting role

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that Joshua King “will find a place” in the Toffees starting XI this season.

The 29-year-old striker joined Everton at the end of the January transfer window, penning a £45,000-a-week contract until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

King has been called into action from the bench four times in the Premier League under Ancelotti.

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He is yet to start for the Blues, but the manager expects him to be in the starting XI for “some games”, also praising the former Bournemouth man for his application in training.

“King is not far away and he plays a part in games,” Ancelotti is quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying.

 

“It’s important for him to stay fit, his condition is good and he is working and adapting really well. He will find a place in the first XI in some games.”

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Everton have some great attackers in their ranks but, with given how busy the season is, the likes of Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will need respite now and then.

It’s great to hear Ancelotti praise King for how he’s training and adapting well, and it’ll be good to see the talented striker get some starts between now and the end of the campaign.

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