Oumar Niasse gives encouraging answer when asked when he'll make Everton debut

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Oumar Niasse is hoping to make his Everton debut against Bournemouth this weekend.

Everton forward Oumar Niasse has told Sky Sports that he thinks his Toffees debut will arrive this weekend against Bournemouth.

Niasse, 25, hit 13 goals and eight assists in the first half of the season for Lokomotiv Moscow, before completing a big-money deadline day move to Goodison Park.

The Senegal international, who can play out wide or up front, has plenty of pace to trouble defences, and should bring another attacking option for Roberto Martinez alongside the likes of Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku.

Despite arriving over two weeks ago, Niasse still hasn't made his debut for Everton. The Toffees have been looking to build up Niasse's fitness before throwing him into Premier League action, and it seems that his debut could now come in the FA Cup.

Everton face a trip to Bournemouth in the FA Cup this weekend, and manager Martinez may take the opportunity to rotate his squad - and that could mean Niasse is finally involved.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Niasse has admitted that he expects to play some part against Bournemouth, and claims he needs to play in order to see where he's at with his fitness levels, meaning Everton fans may finally see their new signing in action.

"I think this week I will be involved," said Niasse. "I don’t know how exactly but I think I’m going to be involved. I just need that start to know exactly where I am, because in the Premier League you need to be on the pitch to know exactly what level you are at," he added.

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