Everton attacker credits Allardyce for his improvement

Everton attacker Aaron Lennon has hailed Sam Allardyce for helping him find his form for the Toffees in recent weeks.

Lennon missed eight of Everton’s first nine Premier League matches of the 2017-18 campaign, but the 30-year-old has been a regular for the Toffees since Allardyce arrived at Goodison Park.

The former England international initially regained his spot in the team under David Unsworth, and Allardyce has kept faith with Lennon since his arrival as head coach.

Lennon has paid tribute to Allardyce for giving him the confidence to find his best form for the Toffees.

Lennon told evertontv:

“He [Allardyce] has been great and so have all the staff who have come in.

“They’ve been showing me clips on how to improve and the spaces to get in and where to run and so on. They’ve really helped me since they came in.

“I think my fitness is getting up there now. I feel sharper, I feel stronger in the games, personally I just feel a lot better in the games, and I think I’m playing well again.”

Lennon played a key role in Everton coming from behind to record a 3-1 win over Swansea City in the Premier League on Monday night.

The attacker, who is valued at £4.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, is also expected to be involved when Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.