Everton boss Sean Dyche has heaped praise on Dwight McNeill, saying the Toffees winger is “getting back on his feet”.
this liverpool echo Dyche is quoted as saying that Everton’s coaching setup has adopted McNeil’s “simple” approach.
The 23-year-old winger has gone from strength to strength since Dyche took charge at Goodison Park.
McNeil has been in and out of Everton under Frank Lampard, even boos irregular.
However, linking up with his former Burnley boss has proven to be very rewarding.
McNeill has started every game under Dyche and scored the winner against Brentford on Saturday.
Everton’s next game is Saturday night when they travel to Chelsea.
Before the game, Dyche stressed it wasn’t a case of McNeil evolving, but simply finding his feet.
He also said the former Burnley talent is “ready to step up” as Everton look to get out of trouble.
“He didn’t evolve, he just got back on his feet,” Dyche said.
“His shoulders are back and we remind him when he’s working hard and relaxing that he’s a good player.
“The message to him is very simple, he’s a player ready to improve. Sometimes it’s because of simplicity.”
It’s good to see McNeil on his feet again.
It was a shame to see him fall short earlier in the season, but Dyche really is the perfect coach to bring out the best in him.
McNeill has helped Everton to six crucial points, scoring the winner at the weekend and setting up James Tarkowski against Arsenal.
Hopefully he can continue to improve and make an important contribution to the Toffees.
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