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Everton could save millions by unleashing Tom Cannon

Everton have had a tumultuous Premier League season so far which has left them facing another relegation scrap yet and newly-appointed Sean Dyche will be hoping that he can save the side from a drop into the Championship over the remainder of the season.

Frank Lampard lost his job in January after leading the Toffees into serious trouble which has left them now in 18th and in serious contention to lose their top-flight status, however, the former Burnley boss is already showing glimpses of what could be possible with the current squad at Goodison Park.

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Dyche led Everton to their first three-point victory since the 22nd October against league leaders Arsenal at the weekend which will give the Everton supporters something to believe in for the first time in months, but the club are certainly not out of the woods yet.

The Merseysiders still have the second-worst goal tally in the entire Premier League which has been caused by a lack of attacking threat in front of goal with Dominic Calvert-Lewin regularly injured and Richarlison’s exit two obvious factors.

Now Anthony Gordon has also fled from Goodison Park in a move to the North East with Newcastle United which has only further weakened the forward line, leaving Dyche with limited options in front of goal.

As a result, the Everton boss could save Farhad Moshiri millions by unleashing Tom Cannon in the team when he returns from his half-season loan at Preston North End next season.

The 20-year-old – who was hailed “very talented” by Kevin Thelwell – was given the opportunity to prove himself on loan over the second half of this campaign after impressing in the Everton academy, scoring 51 goals and registering 14 assists in the U21s and U18s so far.

Should Cannon start for Everton next season?





Over three Championship appearances so far, Cannon has created one big chance and successfully completed 64% of his dribbles, as well as averaging one key pass, three shots on goal and 1.3 shots on target per game, indicating promising signs that he is becoming a player who could be valuable to Dyche.

He is held in high regard at Finch Farm already, having played twice in the Premier League this term, so perhaps some regular minutes for this exceptional young talent could go a long way to staking his claim.

After all, as their opponents last weekend have found, blooding youth can be the best way to generate success and an affinity with the fans. Dyche would be wise to heed that fact.

With that being said, the future is looking bright for Cannon and it surely won’t be too long before he becomes a first-team regular at Goodison Park.