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After shock international call is Antonee Robinson a future Everton star

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After shock international call is Antonee Robinson a future Everton star

The defender has been in good form for Bolton Wanderers this season.

Bolton Wanderers have recently seen one of their players called up to international duty for the first time. Antonee Robinson has been included in the senior USA squad for the upcoming fixture against Paraguay

The left-back was born in Milton Keynes but his father is from New York state so qualifies for the USMNT. Robinson has previously played for the USA under-18 side and received a call-up to the under-20s but this is his first senior call.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 10: Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur battles with Antonee Robinson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on April 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

For Everton fans, it will be a sign of the excellent work he has been putting in with the Championship strugglers. Robinson is on a season long loan at the Macron Stadium from Everton.

The 20-year-old has been a revelation for the Trotters, performing brilliantly and featuring in 26 league games this campaign. Despite recently losing his place to the more experienced Andrew Taylor it has been an excellent campaign for Robinson.

Everton must be keeping track of his development, especially considering that left-back is a position that they need to improve.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Leighton Baines of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park on March 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

This season has seen Cuco Martina play out of position to fill the role. Leighton Baines is still an excellent operator, as he is shown since his return from injury. The issue however is that Baines seems to be picking up injuries on far to regular a basis for Everton’s liking.

Robinson therefore could be the answer on the long-term. There has been talk of Everton diving into the transfer market to fill the role but in the 20-year-old the Toffees have a potential long-term replacement.

Everton have a long history of bringing through young talent and at the moment have a queue of youngsters knocking at the first-team door.

One of those players is Robinson. Considering the problem area that is left-back, it should not be ruled out that Robinson is a potential solution to Everton’s positional trouble.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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