Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will expect powerhouse Josh King to be just as good as Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front.
That is according to ex-England right-back Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the manager told the BBC that Calvert-Lewin may not be fit for Wednesday’s clash with Manchester City.
King is yet to start a match for his new club but played 41 minutes as a centre-forward during Sunday’s defeat to Fulham.
The 29-year-old Norwegian has regularly been deployed in any position in a front three throughout his career.
And Mills claims that King would not fundamentally change the way that Everton play if he was to start up front on Wednesday.
“I’m not sure he’d be too dissimilar. He’s big, he’s strong, he’s athletic,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“Carlo Ancelotti will say: ‘This is what I expect of you. You’ve got these attributes. It may not be the style you’re used to playing, but this is why we bought you here and now you’ve got an opportunity.’
“It will be slightly different to Calvert-Lewin, but the principles will be the same. If you want to earn a permanent move between now and the end of the season, whether it be this club or somewhere else, you’re gonna have to work hard to do that.”
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The former Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers man signed for Everton on a six-month deal in January.
He had featured 184 times for the Cherries in total, scoring 53 goals and registering 19 assists.