By Aramide Oladipo
Under 23s Everton boss David Unsworth has issued a rallying cry to Everton fans ahead of the local Merseyside youth derby.
Everton’s youngsters are set to be presented the Premier League 2 trophy at Goodison Park on Monday night in the final game of the season against Liverpool.
Unsworth’s side were confirmed champions two weeks ago and they’ve experienced a fantastic campaign, losing just three league matches all season.
They also have the best defensive record having only conceded 19 goals.
Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of the Merseyside derby, Unsworth is urging Everton fans to come in their numbers and enjoy the moment.
“It’s going to be a fitting end to a great season for all the Under-23s boys and it would be great if as many people as possible can turn up to support them,” Unsworth said
“When we had the Southampton game at Goodison there was 5,000 there and that was great for the players. But to have upwards of that on a lovely evening, it’s hopefully going to be a very special Goodison occasion.”
Unsworth knows all about lifting trophies because he was part of the Everton team that beat Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final at the old Wembley Stadium.
The English defender enjoyed two successful spells as a player at the Merseyside club making 314 appearances and scoring a total of 34 goals.
Everton fans will be delighted to see their Under-23 side experiencing success with their former player at the helm and names such as Kieran Dowell, Harry Charsely, Bassala Sambou and Liam Walsh could be ones to watch in the future as these four youngsters have contributed to 43 goals.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are monitoring a potential signing for the summer transfer window.