EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills suggests that Everton midfielder Tom Davies needs to leave the club in order to get regular game time to aid his development as a player.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and England full-back says that the 21-year-old needs to be playing consistently at this stage of his career, having found himself down the pecking order under Marco Silva.

The Portuguese manager has handed him just 11 minutes of actions across all competitions this season, leaving him out of the matchday squad against Wolves before the international break.

Mills says that Davies needs to be playing more than he is at Goodison Park and suggests that a move away might be the best thing to help him get his career back on track.

Mills told Football Insider: “It’s been difficult for him, he hasn’t had much game time, he’s been in and out. He’s clearly a very good, young player and the most important thing is finding that consistency and playing week in, week out.

“He’s still relatively young, he’s got enough experience – maybe he just needs to be somewhere different. Sometimes homegrown players need something fresh, something new. Maybe he needs that move to get himself away and get a bit of consistent football.

“Get that self-belief, that confidence that he’s going to start week in, week out.” 

Davies has found himself behind the likes of Andre Gomes, Morgan Schneiderlin and summer arrival Fabian Delph this season, not even managing to make the squad against Lincoln City in the League Cup.

He has a total of 90 appearances for the Toffees but only 19 of those came during the 2018/19 season, playing just 10 minutes in the Premier League between February 10th and the end of the campaign.

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