Interim manager David Unsworth is set to take charge of his sixth Everton match during his caretaker spell on Thursday night in the Europa League - and fans are desperate for him to start attacker Nikola Vlasic.
The Toffees face Serie A outfit Atalanta in what is a dead rubber of a match as the Merseyside club have already been knocked out of the competition, after picking up just one point in four matches.
Vlasic, 20, has made just one substitute appearance in the five games Unsworth has been in charge of, coming on in the 71st minute of Everton's 3-0 loss to Lyon earlier this month.
With the match meaningless, Unsworth is expected to give a number of fringe stars a run out at Goodison Park, which could include the likes of Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Kevin Mirallas.
Unsworth will already be considering Sunday's Premier League trip to the south coast to face Southampton in a match that he will see as winnable, and will want tor est his big-name stars.
Everton fans have taken to Twitter to plead with their interim boss to start Croatian youngster Vlasic, with one fan questioning why the Toffees' number 27 has been given such little game time. He asked "what's he done wrong?".
Want to see Feeney, Vlasic, Lookman, Klaassen and Sandro tomorrow, couple more u23s on the bench too— Lozefc (@Lozefc) November 22, 2017
Not bothered about schneiderlin anyway he's not bothered about Everton let some youngsters have ago what's to lose as long as Vlasic has a game what's he done wrong ?— Steven Chapman (@StevenC72190829) November 22, 2017
My team for tomorrow - based on need for minutes and confidence. Pickford Garbutt Williams Keane Kenny Davies Klaassen Vlasic Gylfi Lookman Sandro— Everton Optimist (@EvertonOptimist) November 22, 2017
Be giving Klaassen, Sandro, Lookman, Vlašić etc a start tomorrow, all needing games/confidence— IanWJC (@Ghedin1878) November 22, 2017
Joel— Donald Trump Bomaye (@ToffeesArentWe) November 21, 2017
holgate Feeney jagielka baines
Baningime klaassen davies
Vlasic sandro mirallas
This has to be the Team for Thursday
Would you play the youngsters, the first team, misfits like Klaassen or a mixture? For me it's got to be Klaassen, Vlasic, Martina etc and give them a chance to show what they can do. Maybe Beni and Feeney with Williams alongside. https://t.co/O0kZv4QyZK— The Street End 1878 (@TheStreetEnd) November 21, 2017
Vlasic is a must, pace and width in the team, two upfront and all out attack, COYB.— Biggen1810 (@jptully) November 23, 2017