Marco Silva comments on Alex Iwobi and Djibril Sidibe

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marco Silva speaks to the media during the Everton press conference at USM Finch Farm on August 16, 2019 in Halewood, England.

Everton still have new signings Djibril Sidibe and Alex Iwobi to introduce.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marco Silva speaks to the media during the Everton press conference at USM Finch Farm on August 16, 2019 in Halewood, England.

Everton boss Marco Silva has admitted that Alex Iwobi is 'getting better' in training as he waits for his debut for the club.

Iwobi joined Everton on deadline day, completing a last-gasp move from Arsenal after the Toffees had initially had one bid rejected for him.

 

The winger arrived for the start of the season, but wasn't in the squad to face Crystal Palace on the opening day of the campaign, and was an unused substitute against Watford last weekend.

Everton travel to take on Aston Villa on Friday night, and many are wondering whether the Nigerian may finally get his first taste of action in an Everton shirt.

It's unlikely that he'll start, with Bernard scoring last weekend, but boss Silva has now admitted that Iwobi is 'getting better' in training, meaning he should be pushing for an appearance.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Djibril Sidibe poses for a photo after signing for Everton at USM Finch Farm on August 7, 2019 in Halewood, England.

Everton have generally been a little slower with their new signings, as Moise Kean has only been a substitute so far, whilst full back Djibril Sidibe hasn't played at all.

Silva has noted that the Frenchman is working well and understanding Everton's approach, but with Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne settled at right and left back, it may well take an injury for him to get his chance.

HALEWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12 (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Alex Iwobi during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on August 12, 2019 in Halewood, England.

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