Everton fans are loving it as Vlasic returns to the bench for Swansea game

Everton couldn’t manage a Merseyside derby win against a weakened Liverpool side last weekend and then had to watch on as their bitter rivals spent the week celebrated making the Champions League semi-finals.

To pile on the misery, the Toffees are stuck going nowhere fast under Sam Allardyce who should be using the dead rubbers towards the end of the season to work towards next season.

He isn’t, but is persisting with the same shape and largely the same players that have led to the malaise at Goodison Park and the natives are not impressed.

That means that the sight of promising young winger Nikola Vlasic on the substitutes bench for the trip to Swansea is enough to get them excited at this stage.

We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction from the Toffees as the wideman moves closer to getting his chance to add some genuine width to this Everton side…