Aaron Lennon has told Everton’s official site that Roberto Martinez has been encouraging him to take up goalscoring positions more regularly.
Lennon has enjoyed a resurgence at Goodison Park recently, and he has found the net four times in his last six appearances.
The 28-year-old is in fine form, and Lennon says that it is no surprise that he has started scoring so regularly, because Martinez gives him so much freedom.
“I’ve enjoyed the whole season, even when I wasn’t playing that much,” the England international said. “I’m just buzzing to be back here.
“The manager gives the wide players freedom. He’s always telling me I have to get in the box if the ball is on the opposite side and, thankfully, I’ve managed to get a few of late.
“When your manager gives you a licence to do that, you’re going to get chances.”
Lennon first joined Everton on loan towards the back end of last season, and his impressive performances earned him a permanent move from Tottenham Hotspur.
The rapid wide man has had to be more patient this term, with others moving ahead of him in the pecking order.
However, Lennon has forced his way into Everton’s starting line-up more recently and his good form has caught the eye.
There has even been talk that Lennon could have an outside chance of making it into England’s Euro 2016 squad, given the standard of his recent performances.
Lennon’s next chance to impress is likely to come when Everton take on West Ham United tomorrow.