Everton striker Oumar Niasse is expected to be sold this January after a dismal year at the club.
He has been omitted from the first team and made clear he is surplus to requirements, but continues to work hard and perform at under-23 level.
Last night he was on the scoresheet for the under-23s as they took on Southampton, bustling into the box and firing home an instinctive shot.
The goal was enough to earn Everton's table topping under-23 side a 1-1 draw, and underlined that just may be, Niasse could have something to offer the first team an option.
Everton have been overly reliant on Romelu Lukaku scoring goals, with Enner Valencia yet to make a telling contribution.
Everton's Oumar Niasse in action with Bournemouth's Simon Francis
The goal could help put Niasse in the shop window for interested teams in January as he shows he may be able to make an impact at his next club thanks to the fact he is at least getting regular game time.
It may be too little too late for Niasse at this point, but Everton supporters do not see it that way, with some calling on him to be given a first team chance, even as soon as this weekend.
In no way comparing the two whatsoever but Niasse has ran more tonight than Lukaku has in 3 weeks— Ben (@benbluenose79) November 28, 2016
Honestly just get Niasse back in the first team, give him one last chance, but Koeman is just a stubborn bastard— kone 2-7 lukaku (@koemxn11) November 28, 2016
The thing is honestly, Niasse can score as many as he likes but Lukaku and Valencia will always be in the first team, Koeman won't budge.— Joel Beckett (@JoelBeckett93) November 28, 2016
tell you what he has had stick but he is trying everything is niasse offers more than Valencia anyday— #ETID #COYB (@WeAreEvertonian) November 28, 2016
You've got to admire how professional Niasse has been, it's evident he won't make the grade here but I wish him well.— Jack Millward (@AllezAllezOoohh) November 28, 2016
Niasse may or may not be good enough for Everton, but I've got nothing but respect with how he's handled this situation.— Jeffrey Wright (@Project12AM) November 28, 2016
Niasse doesn't deserve a chance in the first team before any says it— Terry (@1878Terry) November 28, 2016
Niasse got to be in contention for Sunday now— L_E Toffee (@L_EToffee) November 28, 2016