Everton fans react angrily to Allardyce's comments on Nikola Vlasic

Sam Allardyce manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Everton winger Nikola Vlasic is out of favour under Sam Allardyce.

Nikola Vlasic of Everton attempts to get past Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20,...

Everton are back in Premier League action this weekend as they take on Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park, and will be looking for a morale-boosting win.

The Toffees are coming off the back of two away defeats at Watford and Burnley, and manager Sam Allardyce desperately needs a win to ease the mounting pressure on his position.

Allardyce will be considering changes to the side which lost at Burnley, but one player who shouldn't expect to feature is winger Nikola Vlasic.

Everton's Croatian striker Nikola Vlasic warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton and Lyon at Goodison Park, in Liverpool on October 19, 2017.

The 20-year-old Croatian, signed from Hajduk Split last summer in a £10million deal (BBC Sport), had shown promise under Ronald Koeman, but has featured just twice under Allardyce in 2018, and hasn't been seen since January 20th.

Now, Allardyce has told the Liverpool Echo that he feels it has been a difficult season for the youngster, and he may only feature regularly from next season onwards.

With Everton struggling, fans want to see Vlasic be given a chance to shine, and Allardyce's comments haven't gone down well on Twitter.

Sam Allardyce manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Many believe that Allardyce is misusing Vlasic and other young Everton talents, calling for him to feature ahead of somebody like Yannick Bolasie between now and the end of the season.

Others forgot that Vlasic was even at the club due to Allardyce not using him, whilst one fan believes that Allardyce won't even be around to see Vlasic in action next season anyway, predicting his sacking.

Nikola Vlasic of Everton scores his sides second goal during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in...

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