Danny Mills has called on Everton midfielder Tom Davies to build on his good performance against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Manchester City defender insisted the 22-year-old has “a lot of potential” but needs to be more consistent.
Davies has started Everton’s last two Premier League games with summer signing Allan ruled out with a hamstring injury.
The Everton Under-21 international had a mixed game against Arsenal before Christmas where he gave away the penalty that led to the Gunners’ only goal in Everton’s 2-1 win.
However, he bounced back from his display at Goodison Park to play a vital role in the Toffees’ 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Boxing Day.
The Liverpool-born ace played 73 minutes at Bramhall Lane and ended the game with an 88 per cent pass completion rate, according to Fbref.
With Allan potentially facing an extended period on the sidelines, Mills has called on Davies to put in a consistent run of performances.
He told Football Insider: “He got caught out for the penalty against Arsenal.
He just didn’t quite have the awareness to know where the attacker was coming from and had a swipe and caught the attacker and that was it – penalty given away.
“He’s the sort of player who has got a lot of ability, a lot of potential, he just needs a run of games.
“He needs some solid performances so he can get that five, six, seven games in a row under his belt.
“Good solid performances will give him confidence, it will give the manager confidence. I think everybody knows he’s got a fantastic game in him, we just want to see it week in, week out.”