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I mentioned this lad a while back in the Youth system of Everton who do have a few lads earmarked for the first team role.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has a sense of deja vu after watching another teenager make Goodison Park sit up and take notice.

Wayne Rooney may have departed to Manchester United, for a fee which could reach £27million, but the emergence of James Vaughan could give the Blues faithful a new hero to adore.

The Birmingham-born 16-year-old, who was brought up in Preston where his parents were in the pub trade, put one foot on the ladder to stardom with his dramatic late entrance into Sunday's Premiership 4-0 mauling of Crystal Palace in which he became Everton's youngest ever player and goalscorer.

"You can spend zillions but still there are youngsters who come to you as kids and make the grade and then make you feel pretty good inside when you see them break through on to the first-team stage," said Kenwright.

"It was like 'Pinch me I'm dreaming' - but it is totally unfair to compare him with Wayne, even if there was just a moment when you said 'Could he be the next one?'

"I suppose to come on at 16, score and break three records takes a lot of doing but you shouldn't compare, it is wrong to both of them.

"The great thing, though, when you see someone like Wayne come through at a club, is to know that such huge talents are still out there if you look hard enough."

The protective shield will now go up around Vaughan, who currently lives in Everton's academy hostel in Crosby and trains at the youngsters' Netherton base rather than at the first team's training complex.

However, what we do know about him already is that he was spotted as a nine year-old when his parents, who have since moved back to Shenstone near Lichfield, were running a pub in Preston.

That is partly why he has a midlands-based agent in Gino Culbertson, who knows only too well what effect the media spotlight could have on his young client.

"Everyone is delighted for James but everyone is very aware he should be handled carefully and for him to be able to avoid all the distractions that can affect a lad," said Culbertson.

"All he should be allowed to do is to concentrate on his football. He has got a long way to go yet and a lot to learn and he is at a club who will protect and look after him properly."

With James Beattie still injured, Vaughan's next appearance could coincidentally be against the boy he has replaced as the promising youngster at Goodison Park, Rooney and Manchester United.
 

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no chance, even everton related people say they are totally different, rooney is special, this kid is just average to every other top player
 

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Not what I have heard from some of the coaching staff. They say he has better foot skills than Rooney and goal sence, yet he lacks size and the passion that Rooney has.
 

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I wouldn't call the youngest scorer in English history average, but of course England has a reputation for young strikers who never developed big time, so give him some time. I don't expect too much.
 

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Viola said:
I wouldn't call the youngest scorer in English history average, but of course England has a reputation for young strikers who never developed big time, so give him some time. I don't expect too much.
I agree but I people were saying the same thing about Rooney. And that netted Everton 27 million. :notlist:
 

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I don't think hes the youngest scorer in english history, just premiership history.
Thanks, that's what I meant. :)
 
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