Kieran Dowell has made three senior appearances for Everton
Dowell was one of the youngsters who David Unsworth decided to call up to Everton’s first-team for their final match of the season against Norwich City, and the midfielder took his chance.
The 18-year-old, who was making his first Premier League start, tormented the Norwich defence throughout, and he did his chances at Goodison Park no harm.
Dowell now admits that he is hoping to stay in the senior squad next season, but the youngster also says he will have no complaints if Everton’s next manager wants to send him out on loan.
“It's all about pre-season and how the manager feels. Obviously I'd want to be playing games no matter what, whether that be here or on loan, I don't mind,” he said.
“But the aim is to be with the first team and hit the ground running at the start of the season.”
Dowell is regarded as one of Everton’s brightest young talents, but he is reaching an age now where it will be important to get first-team football for his development.
The England youth international has made just three senior appearances for the Toffees to date, with most his experience coming at under-21 level.
Dowell’s manager at Everton for next season is still unknown, following the departure of Roberto Martinez.
Ronald Koeman and Frank De Boer are amongst the favourites to land the job with the Toffees.