Everton boss Lampard puts Cannon on notice

Everton boss Frank Lampard has put Tom Cannon on notice.

Lampard has opened the door for more first team opportunities for the club’s youngsters after Cannon capped a memorable 24 hours this week when he followed up his senior debut at Bournemouth with a two-goal blast for the Under-21s in their 2-1 comeback in over their Paris Saint-Germain counterparts in the Premier League International Cup.

He said: “It’s there for them in terms of coming in to contribute. I was delighted to get him (Cannon) on the pitch and if they deserve it for how they’re playing for the Under-21s, him and various others then it’s great to have them on the bench, coming on, and getting that first taster.

“It’s not easy to integrate and expect everything in one go but at the same time to get those little bits of experience and the feeling in the group of players delighted to be involved, wanting to come in and show they’ve got the potential to play for this club is a nice feeling so it’s a good position and the young boys deserve it.”