Everton's caretaker manager David Unsworth has urged the club's senior players including Wayne Rooney to step up when the Toffees host Watford in the Premier League on Sunday. The Merseyside outfit have lost their last five outings in all competitions, including a 3-0 defeat to Lyon that ended their Europa League qualification hopes.
The likes of Rooney, Leighton Baines, and Phil Jagielka were left out of the midweek defeat to Les Gones, but Unsworth has hinted that the trio will be involved this weekend where they face a crucial game versus Marco Silva's Watford. He said, "We've got a few young players in and around the squad as well so their importance to those young players is vital. Anytime you go into big games, and Sunday's a big game, a cup final for me, you always need your senior players who you can rely on and trust."