Sean Dyche praises Everton starlet with 'fantastic attitude'

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Ben Godfrey (L) Lewis Warrington and Michael Keane during the Everton training session at Goodison Park on April, 11, 2024 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)
Lewis Warrington (centre) in action during the Everton training session at Goodison Park on Thursday -Credit:Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

Sean Dyche has heaped praise on Everton starlet Lewis Warrington following his return to fitness.

The 21-year-old has endured a difficult season to date, a tough loan spell in the Championship with Plymouth Argyle coming to an end with an ankle injury he suffered in training.

But the centre midfielder has recovered and progressed since he came back to Merseyside.

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Warrington, an Everton fan who has been with the club since the age of six, has been named in recent Premier League matchday squads by Dyche as he looks to offer experience to the youngster.

After being taken on the first team-trip to Portugal ahead of the international break, Warrington was on the bench for the game at Bournemouth and last Saturday’s win over Burnley. It is further evidence of the esteem he is held in at Finch Farm after a rapid rise underpinned by his desire to play first-team football.

The youngster enjoyed an impressive spell at Tranmere Rovers before impressing Frank Lampard across the summer and early stages of last season ahead of another successful loan switch, this time to Fleetwood Town in League One.

His opportunities were limited as he stepped up to the second tier with Plymouth this season and the serious ankle injury led to the early termination of that switch. But Dyche believes he has benefitted from Warrington’s presence in recent weeks.

Speaking about his impact on the squad, the Blues said: “He's done well. From the environment he's been in, he's certainly getting used to it. He's handling it better and better. It’s a great experience for him, a tougher experience for him with the current way things are going when you're a young player and with all that's going on.

“But guess what? He's not thinking about that. He's thinking: ‘I just want the shirt, I just want to be involved’. He has a fantastic attitude towards it.”