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Everton News: Unsworth impressed by Sambou, Hornby; Bolasie won't be rushed

Everton U23 coach David Unsworth is convinced by the quality of strikers Bassala Sambou and Fraser Hornby.

Unsworth is pleased to see the burgeoning understanding between former Coventry City youngster Sambou and Hornby, who has taken the step up from the Under-18s in his considerable stride.

“The two of them are looking like a good partnership and that's great for us," the young Blues boss told evertonfc.com. “There was a little bit of frustration with Bass for the first few months of the season because he picked up a couple of knocks and couldn't get into the team on a regular basis.

“But in the last three or four weeks he has formed a really good partnership with Fraser and he looks like he is going to score goals at this level now.

“Bass is looking like he enjoys that link-up and a lot of that is how well Fraser is doing. He has come up from the Under-18s and acquitted himself really well. His performances have been terrific and we are now just trying to get him up to full speed and fitness in terms of what this next level demands."

Meanwhile, Everton boss Sam Allardyce doesn't want to rush Yannick Bolasie's return.

Allardyce says Blues fans need to be patient with fit again Bolasie.

“Yannick is another one where we have to be patient because he's had 12 months out and certainly hasn't hit anywhere near his peak yet," he said.

“Cenk (Tosun) will hopefully settle in straight away, too, so we've got options to go out there and make us better as an attacking force and get more results as quickly as we can."

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