Everton posted a short interview with young defender Jonjoe Kenny on the club’s official Twitter account on Thursday after he made his first start for the club in the 3-0 win against Sunderland in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, and Toffees fans are tipping him for big things.
— Everton (@Everton) September 21, 2017
With Seamus Coleman still on the sidelines as he recovers from the double leg break he suffered while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland in March, Kenny may have expected to be involved in the early stages of this season having appeared as a substitute against Swansea in the Premier League in May.
However, the addition of Cuco Martina and Mason Holgate’s ability to play in the position kept the 20-year-old on the periphery of the squad – until the success against the Mackems where he also kept a clean sheet.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the young full-back via social media, and while some have tipped him as a “future captain” of the Merseyside outfit, others say he ‘must start every game until Coleman is back’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
At last, better late than never! Well done and I hope to see @jonjoekenny8 playing many more games for the TOFFEES.
— Scott (@scobro78) September 21, 2017
Future captain that lad ..
— brian anjo (@Brian_Anjo) September 21, 2017
Played well last night. So pleased that he finally got his chance!
Many more chances for him to come please @Everton 👌🏼💙
— 💙Jags6 ⚽️ EFC 💙 (@BlueSarah1878) September 21, 2017
great attitude and a senior england player in the making
— James A Wright 🇬🇧 (@ScarletzCaptain) September 21, 2017
JonJoe should continue in defence but I believe the main problem is in midfield where Everton need the right balance for defence and attack.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) September 21, 2017
Must start every game til seamus comes back
— Mike Leslie (@PtkToffee) September 21, 2017
locally sourced produce is always satisfying for the club🍴🍏☺👌⚽💙👍
— Michael Kelly (@mikesholeycroc) September 21, 2017