David Unsworth was filled with reward for Everton U21s after final night time’s 1-0 EFL Trophy victory over Morecambe, labelling midfielder Charlie Whitaker “excellent” in dialog with the club’s official website.
One of the effusive coaches within the recreation, it was no shock to see Unsworth beaming from ear to ear after a fresh-faced Everton facet claimed a creditable group-stage victory over third-tier Morecambe on the Globe Area.
An excellent second-half effort by Sean McAllister sealed the win, whereas Everton’s trio of centre-halves – Ryan Astley, Reece Welch and Joe Anderson – stood robust as Morecambe knocked on the door late on.
17-year-old Whitaker, meanwhile, has made a big impact since stepping up to U23 level in recent months, scoring thrice in 4 Premier League 2 matches earlier than additional enhancing his fame with an attention grabbing show in midweek.
“The midfield boys labored their socks off and Charlie Whitaker was excellent, he labored tirelessly,” stated Unsworth.
“I assumed the again three (Astley, Welch and Anderson) have been excellent – they usually needed to be. You possibly can’t fault anyone tonight.
“We all know we will go the ball and play by means of the thirds, however if you come away from dwelling, you must compete.
“Even when our first workforce got here right here within the FA Cup, they’d have spells the place they must compete in areas like set-pieces and vast free-kicks. Our boys stood as much as that, so I’m delighted for them.”
Whitaker and others stand out in rejigged Everton facet
Because of an absence of choices in full-back areas, midfielder Stan Mills and centre-half Eli Campbell have been compelled to fill in at full-back.
“We’ve gone to a back-five as a result of we’ve received no full-backs for the time being, and Stan and Eli are doing a terrific job for us,” Unsworth provides of two gamers who impressed at wing-back.
“I felt (the brand new system) helped us tonight, having an additional physique within the field.”
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