Tom Davies relishing new transfer competition

Everton youngster Tom Davies is relishing new faces coming into the club fresh off the back of his impressive first start for the club in the 3-0 win over Southampton.

Davies hopes to be able to fill the void left by Idrissa Gueye as the Senegalese midfielder heads to the AFCON, but Davies is excited by new transfers and feels this will push him on to work harder.

“Idrissa will be missed with him going away but that leaves a space for me.

“If I can get a few more opportunities and show everyone how good I can be, that is something I will thrive on doing.”

“I wouldn’t say it has been difficult,” he said. “It has been good for me to learn because I don’t feel that I was up to it at the start of the season but training with them and learning from all the lads has helped me.

“I feel that in the few games I’ve come on in that I’ve learned a lot as well. That has been a part of my development. I feel like I’m ready now to help the team out.

“The manager has always spoken to me, as well as his assistant. They are working me really well, David Unsworth with the under-23s too.

“They have always said ‘just be patient and your chance will come’. That is what I’ve been trying to do.”

Davies is relishing the chance to play with new players and feels that the transfer window will help push him on to become a better player.

“I think any competition is really good for the whole squad,” said Davies.

“Whoever they bring in I will just keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully I can stand out in training and in games so I keep my place.”

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