By Daniel Feliciano

5th May, 2023 | 8:10am

Conor Coady Everton future looks bleak after what Sean Dyche said about Michael Keane

Conor Coady may not have a future at Everton beyond the rest of this campaign after Sean Dyche’s comments ahead of the clash with Fulham.

Coady hasn’t featured for the Toffees since February 25th in the 2-0 loss to Aston Villa, with Michael Keane coming into the side under his former Burnley boss Dyche.

Keane has struggled though in recent weeks, conceding penalties and making mistakes for goals despite most people remembering his screamer against Tottenham that earned a point.

But people are forgetting the horror show he had in that fixture beforehand, and many fans are calling for the recall of Coady to the side for the remaining four fixtures as we battle for safety.

However, Dyche was asked about Keane in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Fulham on Monday (8 May) and defended his performances.

“I have faith in all the players, I can only pick 11,” he said, as quoted by Liverpool Echo journalist Joe Thomas.

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“At the end of the day the ups and downs… all go into the melting pot. He is a very good player amongst many good players here.”

On top of that, he added that he felt Keane was the team’s best player prior to Newcastle’s second goal in the recent defeat.

With all that considered, it doesn’t seem as though Keane is going to lose his place in the side any time soon.

Dyche has almost never played a back three during his management career, so bringing him in alongside both Keane and James Tarkowski seems unlikely. And Tarkowski has been our best defender this season.

But the reason for dropping Coady made little sense at the time and makes less sense now considering the results we’ve seen.

Everton have conceded 20 goals in his last ten appearances with just two clean sheets, and that simply isn’t enough to keep us in the league at this point. Something needs to change, but it won’t be Keane.

There is a buy-option to turn his loan deal from Wolves permanent but a decision has yet to be made.

Keane and Tarkowski’s partnership isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and that means Coady’s future at the club is essentially non-existent.