Sean Dyche won’t trust full Everton squad

Insider Dean Jones believes a lot of squad players will not be trusted by Everton manager Sean Dyche and that they “might as well just go and sit in the stands”.

What’s the word?

It seems as though the new Toffees boss is already imprinting his management style on the club, banning hats and snoods in training as he lays down the law.

Seeing as he has already masterminded a win over  Arsenal in his first game since taking over from Frank Lampard, the players will likely already be on board with his changes.

However, it seems as though not every squad member will be treated equally at the club if Jones’ thinking is to be believed. Indeed, the journalist claimed that Dyche will have a trusted circle of about 15 players but anyone outside of that will not be played.

While speaking on Chasing Green Arrows, Jones explained: “He’s going to use about 13 players for the rest of this season. If you’re beyond the 14, 15 players that he likes, you might as well just go and sit in the stands because he won’t pick you.

“He won’t use any subs. He just doesn’t want to do it. He’ll just trust a very minimal amount of players and that will be it.”

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Circle of trust

While Dyche has only been in charge of the club for one game, it might have been telling that he only looked to the bench on one occasion – bringing Neal Maupay on for Dominic Calvert-Lewin – and opted against using any of his other four possible substitutions.

That could well suggest that he’ll only trust a select few on game day with potentially only injuries forcing him into mixing things up.

Seeing as the Toffees are out of the FA and League Cup, he won’t have to worry too much about rotation either so opportunities for squad members to impress may well be few and far between.

Jones’ claim is somewhat backed up by Dyche’s last full season in charge of Burnley when he only used 16 players in the Premier League on more than 10 occasions.

It’ll be interesting to see if he employs the same tactic now at Everton. Seeing as the squad currently has 25 senior members, this might not bode well for some.