Date: 24th September 2017 at 3:47pm
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By Harvey Byrne

Midfielder Tom Davies has heaped praise upon his Everton teammate Oumar Niasse, claiming he gets on really well with the attacker and that “his movement is always good and sharp.”

Niasse, 27, had previously been frozen out at the Toffees under manager Ronald Koeman and had spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at relegated side Hull.

However, he was handed his first appearance in over a year as he came off the bench in the midweek 3-0 EFL Cup victory over Sunderland and this saw him make another appearance as a substitute in the club’s weekend match against Bournemouth, where he scored two crucial goals in the 2-1 victory at Goodison Park.

Now, academy graduate star Davies has hailed his teammate’s comeback after his stunning performance against the Cherries and stated he hopes the pairs partnership can continue.

“It is always good to be involved with the goals and to get an assist – and maybe half an assist… I am proud of my performance,” Davies told the official Everton website.

“It was good movement and good build up play for the first goal. I was in the middle of the pitch and Oumar made a great run. It was a great first touch by him as well, so I cannot take all the credit – he did a lot after my pass.”

“I have known him a long time and I get on really well with him, he is a good fella. His movement is always good and sharp.

“I seem to be finding him quite a bit! In the game against Sunderland I found him (Davies teed up Niasse for Everton’s third goal), so hopefully the partnership can continue.”

Everton earned a much needed league victory against Bournemouth after picking up just four points from their first five league games.

Niasse’s goals have now pushed them up to 13th in the Premier League table with seven points, but they will still be keen to improve after spending large amounts in the summer in an effort to replace former star Romelu Lukaku.

Everton now have a busy week coming up with a Europa League home clash against Apollon Limassol coming up on Thursday at Goodison Park before a home league encounter against Burnley next Sunday.

In other Everton news, Robbie Savage blasted Toffees fans over their treatment of Koeman.

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