Everton's Sam Allardyce should recall Ramiro Funes-Mori

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton defender Ramiro Funes-Mori played for the Toffees' development side and impressed.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool,...

David Unsworth’s comments about Ramiro Funes-Mori to Everton’s official website should give Sam Allardyce confidence over using the centre-back.

Funes-Mori has been out since the start of the season with injury, but is closing in on his return now.

The Argentine defender came in Everton’s under-23 side, for their most recent match against Barnsley, and he helped them pick up a 1-0 victory.

Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Everton at Meadow Park on February 5, 2018 in Borehamwood, England.

And Unsworth feels that Funes-Mori is starting to hit form again now.

“I think that was Funes back to a bit of form,” said Unsworth. “He struggled against Arsenal the other week [a 4-0 defeat on 5 February], but obviously that was his first run-out. Today was a commanding performance. He looked the part.”

Unsworth’s comments should alert Allardyce, as Everton’s defence has been so poor this season.

Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton runs with the ball during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Everton at Meadow Park on February 5, 2018 in Borehamwood, England.

Everton may have beaten Crystal Palace 3-1 in their most recent outing, but Allardyce’s defence still didn’t look particularly sturdy.

Eliaquim Mangala has made a very difficult start to life at Goodison Park, since signing on loan from Manchester City.

And if Unsworth feels that Funes-Mori is ready to start again, Allardyce should consider putting him back into Everton’s team.

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