Everton youth team boss Alan Stubbs has praised the performance of academy striker Hallum Hope who grabbed two goals in the impressive Under-21 victory over Chelsea on Monday night.
The 19 year old has already bagged four goals this season as he looks to impress Stubbs and catch the eye of first team boss Roberto Martinez.
Having trailed Chelsea 2-0 at half-time, Hope would produce two instinctive finishers to draw Everton level before Chris Long grabbed the winner with just seven minutes remaining.
"Hallam's goals were just goalscorers goals," Stubbs told the official Everton website. "He was alert, he followed one in and he closed the keeper down for the other one.
"They weren't necessarily great individual goals but they were proper poachers goals and he was nice and bright for them, which is nice to see.
"I've said to Hallam that he looks like he's going to get chances and score in every game at the moment, and as a striker that's all you wish for."
Hope joined Everton back in 2005 having previously spent time in the Manchester City academy and has consistently impressed as he has made his way through the youth ranks.
In the 2010/11 campaign he starred as Everton won the national academy title and he will be hoping for plenty of opportunities in the Under-21 side this season.
While the Everton senior side have made an impressive start to the season and are currently the only unbeaten side in the Premier League, the Under-21s have won three drawn one and lost one as they currently sit in sixth place.
Academy graduate Ross Barkley has received rave reviews from his performances in the first team this season and Hope will no doubt be looking for a similar opportunity to demonstrate his talent.
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