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Everton attacker Gordon highlights Baines, Coleman leadership

Everton attacker Anthony Gordon has highlighted the leadership he's able to lean on inside the dressing room.

Gordon was handed a full Premier League debut against Liverpool earlier this month and has appeared in every game following the restart of the Premier League.

Gordon revealed he sought out veteran defenders Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman for their advice.

“Leighton and Seamus are so approachable and such nice people," he told the Liverpool Echo.

“I spoke to them last season – along with my family and my agent, who I am really close with – and I have carried on doing it. They are such good leaders and unbelievable with me.

“I feel I can talk to them about anything, even about details that might seem small but could take me a long way.

“Seamus, for example, tells me I should use a certain movement more often; when I come to the ball, then go away in behind. He says, 'Use your pace, you are powerful, no defender likes running towards their own goal'.

“I went through stages in my youth career when I lost a lot of confidence, but that is natural, managing ups and downs and losing confidence then recovering it helps you grow and mature as a player as you come through the youth system.

"You learn from your mistake and being around first-team players and taking advice, my confidence has grown and grown. I understand more of what the manager wants from me. I am playing with freedom and that is enabling me to perform as I should."

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