Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says that Jarrad Branthwaite will get more opportunities this season and that he can be a good player going forward.
18 year old Branthwaite was signed from Carlisle United in January (although Sky Sports assumed he was an academy graduate) and had made 9 senior appearances before his move – none as big as his home debut at Goodison Park.
Branthwaite came on as an early replacement for Mason Holgate and looked like a breath of fresh air among a tepid Everton side. He showed maturity and composure that many senior professionals lack, and Ancelotti says he will get his chances.
“We have a possibility to give experience to a young one who did well in the last game, we have confidence in him so it can be good for us and for him also to play this game,” he said.
“Honestly I have to say against Aston Villa he did really well considering the fact he is really young and didn’t have experience but he is showing in play, character, personality, concentration he can be a really good player, I am sure of this.”