By Joe Ellis

14th Apr, 2022 | 1:10pm

Lewis Warrington is ready for next step at Everton after impressive loan spell

The Everton central midfield has been a topic of much debate this season with Frank Lampard yet to fully settle on his ideal combination in his former position.

Most recently, the Toffees boss has surprisingly found success with Fabian Delph and Alex Iwobi patrolling the middle third of the pitch and it worked to great effect against Manchester United in a 1-0 win at Goodison Park.

Lampard will be hoping to add more, and potentially better, bodies to his midfield unit next season but he could have a potential squad player within the club’s ranks already.

Lewis Warrington has spent the second half of this season out on loan at Tranmere Rovers and has helped the Super White Army to a playoff push in League Two, having started 86% of the games since his arrival at Prenton Park [Transfer Markt].

While League Two might not be a division that can be compared to the pressure cooker of the Premier League, if he can be slowly bedded into the side rather than thrust in at the last minute, he can flourish.

The 19-year-old has controlled the Tranmere midfield ever since he stepped foot on the other side of the River Mersey and has one goal and one assist to his name so far.

If Tranmere do make it into the League Two playoffs, then Lampard will get a really good indicator as to whether Warrington is going to be a player who can handle the big game and a day out at Wembley might just inspire him to great things.

Next season might come just too soon for him with another loan spell potentially on the cards but if he goes about it as he has this campaign, he’ll be in the famous blue of Everton soon enough.

In other Everton news, the club announced a new affiliate link yesterday with an academy based in the United States.

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