Is Everton's Ademola Lookman really ready after Unsworth follows Koeman's lead?

A general view outside Goodison Park is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool,...

The Everton youngster was not used at the weekend despite a change of manager.

Ademola Lookman of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

One of the many issues Everton fans had with Ronald Koeman was his failure to play Ademola Lookman in the Premier League despite the Toffees' need for pace.

The 20-year-old has that in abundance, and after his impressive showings at the U20 World Cup he was expected to play a major role at Goodison Park this season.

Ademola Lookman of Everton is challenged by Danny Holla of Twente during a preseason friendly match between FC Twente and Everton FC at Sportpark de Stockakker on July 19, 2017 in De Lutte,...

However, Koeman failed to give Lookman a run out of any kind until 15 minutes from the end of what turned out to be his last game in charge, and by then the damage had been done.

With David Unsworth taking caretaker charge, the inclusion of Lookman in Everton's starting line-up was expected to be one of his first decisions, and yet when the Toffees took to the field against Leicester City on Sunday, the youngster was again on the bench.

While the return of Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon signaled a clear change of thinking, Lookman did not get even the briefest opportunity to prove his worth, so is he actually ready for Premier League football?

Arthur Masuaku of West Ham United and Ademola Lookman of Everton in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton at the London Stadium on April 22, 2017 in...

It certainly seemed so when he scored on his debut against Manchester City last season, but that is as good as it has got so far, at least at club level, and if Unsworth followed Koeman's lead in not putting his faith in Lookman, one wonders what the next few months have in store.

There is no doubt that in time the winger will be a regular for Everton, but it seems two managers in a row have felt he is not yet ready for regular top flight action, with the cup competitions his best and possibly only real chance to impress for a while yet.

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