Date: 31st August 2018 at 1:58pm
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One of the two bizarre things to come ahead of the kick-off between Everton and Rotherham United in midweek was news that midfielder Tom Davies would be wearing the armband.

The other of course was the inclusion of Sandro Ramirez when every man and his dog thought he was on the verge of sealing a move away from the club on a loan spell.

In terms of our 20-year-old Academy graduate, reactions to the news relating to him didn’t go over well at all but come the fulltime whistle there were a number of fans who believed his performance had justified Marco Silva’s faith in giving him the honour of being our youngest ever skipper.

A solid performance and an assist made it a decent game for Davies as he usurped Steve McMahon in the history books by wiping a year off his age when he skippered us back in January 1983 to enter the record books.

To read Davies’ words about leading the team out please Cick Here.

Suffice to say he says all the right things and these fans loved that.

That performance won’t have won over his doubters, but if he can make that his baseline moving forward and then get back on an improvement curve to start reaching his potential again, it shouldn’t be too long before everyone is back on side.