Anthony Gordon is a highly-rated talent to come out of the Everton academy, who has featured 20 times already for the senior team.
But the Merseyside club decided to send him out on loan in January for the second half of the season.
The 20-year-old dropped down to the Championship with Preston North End and he started for them on Wednesday night.
He completed 80 minutes during his team’s 0-0 draw against QPR in the league, with some of the Preston fans on Twitter picking the youngster out as a huge positive from the match.
Liverpool-born attacker Gordon was at the heart of most Preston attacks without getting himself on the scoresheet.
The left-winger was exciting to watch with his direct running and skilful dribbling at the opposition, plus he narrowly missed one headed opportunity.
After some cameo appearances, it looks like he could become a regular in the XI and that’s exactly what Everton would have hoped for to help his development.
A selection of Preston supporters on social media are tipping the Everton-owned wide player to have a huge future ahead of him and suspect it’ll be unlikely they sign him on loan again next season.
Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti has already used him in the past and it’ll be intriguing to see if he can push for a more important first-team role next season.
Here are some Everton fans discussing Gordon:
looked ok but we’re never scoring. young gordon looks a player but we are essentially looking to a 20 y/o kid, making his 4 app at this level, to produce some magic. sinclair anonymous. evans runs a lot but is no more a goal threat than stockley, maguire, riis, moult etc #pnefc
— Al (@cottam_pne) February 25, 2021
No chance we’re signing Gordon on a perm. The kids got a massive future ahead of him at Everton and possibly international level.
— Sam Thomas (@SamThomas26) February 24, 2021
Talks well Gordon. Great attitude. Will go a long way this lad #pnefc
— Liam Fell (@liamfell2010) February 24, 2021
Get Antony Gordon & Van Den Berg permanently, no matter the cost👏 #pnefc
— Louis Robinson🇬🇧 (@louurobinson94) February 24, 2021
Plus side, Gordon and Evans are quality! #pnefc
— Niall Sullivan (@NiallJS) February 24, 2021
Massive improvement, Gordon heads and shoulders above everyone #pnefc
— Michael Mountford (@mjm201187) February 24, 2021
Anthony Gordon. Best player on the pitch. Biggest attacking threat. Some signing he’s been.#pnefc
— Vital PNE (@VitalPNE) February 24, 2021
Why has he took Gordon off, he's been are best player #pnefc
— Jacob Johnson (@JohnoPnefc) February 24, 2021