Roberto Martinez hailed Tom Cleverley’s latest Everton performance as ‘terrific’.
The summer signing was handed a start in the Blues’ 2-0 win over Dundee on Tuesday and responded with an excellent all-round display in the centre of the midfield.
And Blues boss Martinez admitted he was thrilled with the seamless way in which Cleverley has bedded in at Everton.
He told evertontv: “It is that combination of having good youth and experience. Tom showed he can be a leader.
“He has fitted in really well in the dressing room and and it is a fantastic example for any youngster to look up to an England international with his best years ahead of him.
“He was terrific in his attitude and with his involvement in the game and that’s an exciting prospect for the future for us.”
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