Ian Snodin has advice for Everton’s Kevin Mirallas

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Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is struggling to get into the team at the moment.

Ian Snodin has explained in The Liverpool Echo what Everton winger Kevin Mirallas needs to do to get back into the team.

Mirallas has been on the books of Everton since 2012 and is one of the better wingers in the Premier League.

The Belgium international, though, has struggled to play regularly for the Toffees so far this season.

The former Olympiacos star has featured in only six Premier League matches this campaign, creating just two chances in the process.

The 28-year-old has a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 60%, and has won two headers, two dribbles and two tackles.

Former Everton midfielder Snodin has suggested that Mirallas should remain positive and patient for his chance.

“Even in my day when we didn’t have a big squad, if the team were playing well you had to wait for your turn and keep playing well in the reserves – which of course they don’t really have now,” the former Leeds United midfielder wrote in The Liverpool Echo.

“You had to carry on training hard and when your opportunity came you had to grasp it with both hands. That’s what the lads who are not getting in the team at the moment have got to do.”

Mirallas has grown frustrated at his lack of playing time at Everton this season and was recently quoted as saying by The Mirror: “For now, I am not thinking about my place in the national side.

"But, in January, if my situation has not changed, I will undoubtedly have to ask myself questions and maybe think about leaving.”

Everton are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 17 points from 12 matches.

The Merseyside outfit are seven points behind Manchester United, who are currently fourth in the standings.

Roberto Martinez’s side will take on Aston Villa at Goodison Park in the Premier League next weekend.

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