January signing Cenk Tosun has benefited from the club’s training camp in Dubai and first-teach coach Duncan Ferguson admits they are now looking for him to “kick on”.
The Turkey international made back-to-back starts against Tottenham and West Brom immediately after his £27million move from Besiktas but has been an unused substitute in two of the club’s last three matches.
Manager Sam Allardyce has admitted it was something of a risk bringing in the 26-year-old in the January window and does not expect the player to properly adapt to English football until next season.
However, Ferguson, who scored 71 goals in two spells for the club, thinks time away training with the squad has helped the player.
“Cenk has settled in well, he’s looked sharp in training and has been knocking a few goals in. We are made up with him,” Ferguson told evertonfc.com on the final day of training.
“Obviously, he has had a bit of time in Dubai to get to know the lads and settle in a bit better but there will be big things for Cenk.
“We are looking to kick on with him.”