Everton legend Peter Reid has laid out Tom Davies' best attributes as the youngster continues to impress on his reintroduction to the side.

The last international break saw the Blues return to league action with an important match against West Ham, which the 21-year-old started alongside Andre Gomes.

The youngster was one of Marco Silva's best players as Everton secured a vital victory, and he hasn't lost his place in the Premier League since - despite sitting out of the Carabao Cup win over Watford.

Blues fans have lauded the performances of Davies over the last few weeks, and club legend Reid has been another hugely impressed by the academy graduate's displays.

 

The former PFA Player of the Year believes the Everton youngster has all the attributes to become a top player in the future, and is already showing off some brilliant qualities.

"It was recently he got subbed off and I thought he must have been injured because he was playing that well," Reid told the ECHO.

"He's shown a desire, he's looking to hit forward passes, he's good with or without the ball and he's notched against Southampton at the back stick.

"I think his form has been terrific and it just shows you. It looks as though he's got a desire which is great, the boy has done terrifically well.

Tom Davies celebrates his goal

"He's got all the abilities [to be a top player]. He's got a good engine and a good attitude about the game.

"He's, in my opinion, been Everton's best player recently."

Reid isn't the only legend to have been impressed by Davies, however.

Andy Gray also agrees that the influence of the midfielder, and fellow youngster Mason Holgate, coming into the side have been crucial to Everton picking up a number of points in recent weeks.

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The former Blues striker has been extremely impressed by how much character the young pair have shown, especially when breaking into a team that is struggling currently.

He told the ECHO: "It's wonderful to see, because it's not easy to show character in a team that's struggling, especially for a young player. You normal look to your senior pros to give you guidance.

"It's sometimes difficult for a youngster to go and express himself on a football pitch, particularly in a team not playing with a great deal of confidence, we I don't think we have in the opening months of the season.

 

"It's good to see at the minute. Tom's always been what he is, he's what you see and I don't think he's any different.

"I think that's his personality, that's the way he plays his football. I think it seems to me we're just searching for a balance in the team.

"If we can find that and get a bit of stability around who's playing every week, it will help us enormously."