Paul Robinson tipped Carlo Ancelotti to utilise Everton midfielder Anthony Gordon more in the coming weeks.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-England goalkeeper admitted there were no expectations surrounding the Toffees for the rest of the season so Ancelotti can hand players opportunities.
It was recently reported that Gordon has already made an impression on Ancelotti with that experienced manager liking what he has seen.
Robinson explained that he expected Gordon and players like him to be unleashed in the Toffees first-team as it’s not like the team can do any worse than they previously were.
When asked if Ancelotti will unleash Gordon into the first-team as it seems like the perfect time as not much is at stake this season, Robinson told Football Insider: “They’ve got no expectations this year, it’s a free hit for Ancelotti until the end of the season.
“They can’t do any worse than they were, they’re not going to get relegated, so it’s an opportunity to look at all the players they’ve got.
“I expect he’ll use this opportunity to look at players like that.”
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has only made two appearances for the Toffees’ senior side so far, with one of them being a six-minute cameo in the EFL Cup earlier this season.
Gordon has featured for the Toffees’ U-23s side in the current campaign, with him scoring six goals as well as registering two assists in the nine appearances he has made in the Premier League 2.
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