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​Everton keeper Pickford under threat of axe for Newcastle game

Carlo Ancelotti says he is still considering whether to play goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after his error against Leicester, reports BBC Sport.

The Everton boss admits Pickford made a mistake but doesn't change confidence in him and says that he's benefitted from having competition from Robin Olsen, who has come in for two Premier League starts so far this season.

"Pickford didn't play against Newcastle due to normal rotation in this period because we have a lot of games," said Ancelotti. "We have a lot of games and Jordan will be rotated like the other players.

"He did a mistake and I think that we can say this, but this doesn't change for me, for his team-mates, the confidence that we have. He did fantastic saves in the past and if the team is solid, it's also because Pickford was better in the last period than he was before. I think there is absolutely no problem and no doubt on his quality and on his motivation.

"There is a good competition there," added the Italian. "I think that the signing of Olsen helped him to be more motivated and also with less pressure."


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