Everton fans react to Oumar Niasse's display for the under-23s against Reading

Everton's new signing Oumar Niasse is presented to the fans before the game

The out of favour forward scored a first half hat-trick as Everton's Under-23s won 6-3 against Reading.

Everton's Oumar Niasse in action with Bournemouth's Simon Francis

Oumar Niasse scored a hat-trick last night for Everton's under-23s in their 6-3 win over Reading at Adams Park. 

Niasse, who has fallen out of favour at Goodison Park - the extent of which was revealed in an interview with the Guardian last week - found the net three times in the first half within the space of 18 minutes as the Toffees came from two goals down to lead 3-2 at the interval.

Second-half goals from Kieran Dowell, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Liam Walsh all found the net before the home side grabbed a late consolation.

Everton's new signing Oumar Niasse is presented to the fans before the game

But much of the focus on Everton's performance from their fans on Twitter was the display of their £13.5 million January signing, with some even suggesting that he should be given an opportunity to impress for the first-team in some capacity.

The 26-year-old has made just the seven appearances and has failed to impress, with his signing widely regarded as a flop, but his outing for the club's second string may have persuaded fans he deserves another chance; whether Ronald Koeman is persuaded is a different matter.

Everton's Oumar Niasse with an overhead kick

Here is a selection of what was said on Twitter: 

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