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Everton star backs outcast to shine for the Toffees

Everton youngster Ademola Lookman has backed Oumar Niasse to succeed after being given a second chance to make a name for himself at the club by manager Ronald Koeman.

Niasse spent the second half of last season on loan with Hull and after this it became apparent that he would be surplus to requirements at the Merseyside club.

The Toffees were said to be looking to offload the player after he failed to live up to his £13.5 million price tag this summer.

The Toffees however failed to sign an established striker and following the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United this summer, they are short in terms of quality striker options, meaning Niasse could now return to the fold for Everton.

Lookman has now backed the Senegal international Niasse to make the most of his second chance and after the player scored two goals for the Toffees under 23 side against Tottenham.

He said, “It was nice for Oumar to get a couple of goals. He’s a hard worker and he got his reward.

“I don’t really know what he’s like with the Under 23 all the time because I’m not really around the group but from what I’ve seen he talks to the younger lads quite a lot and gives them information and is a good person to have around.

“If he keeps scoring goals and producing the goods then I think he’ll definitely get his chance.”