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MetiNews.Com - Exclusive: Lewis Warrington has been a key part of the Everton under-18 side who have progressed to the FA Youth Cup fifth round

Liverpool news Everton 'magnificent' talent learning from Allan and Brands impressed MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Exclusive: Lewis Warrington has been a key part of the Everton under-18 side who have progressed to the FA Youth Cup fifth round

Liverpool news  Everton 'magnificent' talent learning from Allan and Brands impressed MetiNews.Com
09 April 2021 - 05:16

Breaking News ! "My dad Wes has been massive for me," Lewis Warrington says. "He took me to training every day when I was younger, finishing work early, and he has never really missed a game, even if it was away at Sunderland, or going on tours to Qatar and Dubai. He was always there. "I like to have him there watching. I play better when he comes to watch me. Behind-closed-doors is difficult sometimes because if I'm finding my feet in a game, I can look over to him and he tells me to keep going. "That's the encouragement you want. I enjoy that." We are minutes into discussing his FA Youth Cup heroics against Manchester City last weekend - a 'magnificent' performance according to under-18 manager Paul Tait - and it is hard not to root for Warrington. A staunch Evertonian, who still has a Lower Gwladys season ticket at Goodison Park, his passion for the club and family shine through with every answer. He only turned 18 in October but has already clocked up 12 years of service at Finch Farm. Warrington faced a set-back last term by a nine-month ankle injury but has refused to waste time this season, despite admitting his start to the campaign was 'sluggish' by his own standards. And central to his eye-catching form has been a deepening of his midfield role. Everton have revitalised him as a dominating, ball-playing, screening 'six' in the middle of the park - a position which exaggerates his technical and physical abilities - which Warrington has relished. Read More Related Articles Everton find new goalkeeper as Marcel Brands favourite steps up Read More Related Articles Everton have 10 prospects who could save them millions in the transfer market He told the ECHO: "I played there a few years ago and then I was pushed forward into the number 10. "But I like getting on the ball as much as I can, getting the ball into feet, it feels comfortable, and the more I play the six, the more I learn. "I needed to work on the defensive side of the position, but over the last few weeks I've been working on it with the coaches, so I'm developing that as well. I feel confident, getting on the ball. It feels good in that position, I want to play there every week. "Taity is made up with me. I had a tough time with my injury last year, and when I came back he put me in the six so I can get the team moving and play out from the back and that's what he's happy with, how the team plays when I'm in there." Warrington resembles Allan - the Brazilian signed by Everton from Napoli for £20m last summer - in his playing style while the Seacombe-born starlet also possesses an eye-catching passing range. And Everton are using Allan to try and mould the next midfield general at Goodison Park. Read More Related Articles Exclusive: Blackpool explain Ellis Simms loan plan and reveal Everton transfer 'recommendation' Read More Related Articles Everton first-team plan for Tyler Onyango explained after cruel injury Warrington said: "I've gone through the clips with the analyst at Everton, and he shows me videos of what Allan does well. "I'm a similar build to him, quite small and stocky, and he covers ground and likes to tackle like me. I've been trying to take parts of his game and add them to mine, and it's going quite well. "We watch the clips quite often, of what Allan does best, and when I'm at home I watch a lot of football too. "I like watching Toni Kroos and Joshua Kimmich on the ball, so I try and see how they do things. It's good to learn from the best. "I watch whatever game is on, I'm always learning. The other night I was sitting there watching the Spanish third division!" Tait is not the only one pleased with his development either. It is understood both director of football Marcel Brands and his head of recruitment Gretar Steinsson were delighted by the performance Warrington turned in at City last Saturday. "It's good to see them watching.

. I enjoy pressure. It's good to have them there," Warrington reflects. Sign up to our free EFC email newsletter Get all the latest match reaction, stadium news, transfer talk and more. We'll have all the latest Everton updates as well as comment and analysis straight to your inbox every day with our FREE email newsletter. Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds! Everton beat City - believed to be one of the best youth outfits in Europe - with a last-minute strike last Saturday and travel to Chelsea in the fifth round next week as their FA Youth Cup adventure continues. For Warrington, the timing could not be any better. "It's massively rewarding," he said. "The start of the season I was a little sluggish personally, but I kept believing in myself. Sometimes I had doubts, because I had two games when my form dropped and I didn't start, but Taity and Keith [Southern, u-18 assistant] kept their trust in me. "And I was happy I overcame it, too, because that was the first real blip I've had since I joined Everton when I was six. I'd never had it where I was fighting for my position but this year there are a lot of good players and it's brought out the best in me. "The last few months have been really good, because I want to be playing every week and that's what I'm doing." But what comes next? Warrington, in the short-term, has only one thing on his mind. Chelsea. "At my age, they have always been the team to beat," he said. "I know their lads because we've played against each other since under-11 upwards and they are quality players. A lot play for England, like the lads at City do. "But when you look at these players you want to be as good as they are, so when we play Chelsea, I want to be the best player on the pitch. That's my target. "There's no reason we can't win. We'll go into it with no fear." Must-read Everton FC news EXCLUSIVE: JEAN-PHILIPPE GBAMIN 14 players could leave for free Everton inside track on new 'short-t... Everton's midfield imbalance And after that? "I'm never satisfied with where I am," Warrington continued. "All I can do is keep working hard, learning my position, and when the time comes to play for the u-23s I'll be ready for that step when the coaching staff believe I am. "I just want to show what I can do. That's it really. "I want to push myself, and over the next 12-18 months let's see how far I can go." So far, his dad has watched him play in Sunderland, Dubai, Qatar and beyond. But who knows? Maybe the next stop for the Warrington family will be seeing their midfield general step out at Bramley-Moore.

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Liverpool news Everton 'magnificent' talent learning from Allan and Brands impressed MetiNews.Com


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