Kevin Campbell discusses Everton and a relegation battle
We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park…
Despite their ongoing struggles, Kevin Campbell doesn’t believe that Everton will be dragged into a relegation battle.
The former Toffees striker thinks his old club have too much quality when everyone is fit and available.
However, he would like to see some additions in January just to boost Rafael Benitez’s squad a little bit more.
Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, he said: “No, I don’t think so because when Everton have their top team out, they can give anyone a game in the Premier League; they’ve proven it over the years.
“Maybe Rafa Benitez will have to box a bit clever and do some loan deals because, at the end of the day, he has to start shaping this team because he can’t be happy with what he’s seeing or what the results are.
“So the only way to rectify those things is to get players back fit and to get new players in to beef the squad up.”
If you look at the Premier League table as it stands, the Toffees have 15 points, and despite not winning in six, they are still six points clear of the drop zone [BBC].
Now, Everton shouldn’t ever have to worry about that, and they should always be a club competing in the top half of the table.
However, injuries have decimated their squad, and once those players return, you would expect to see Benitez take his side back up the table.
In other Everton news, Benitez has revealed who will start up front on Sunday.