Aaron Lennon says that the contribution of Jonjoe Kenny has been quite unbelievable so far this season. After coming through the ranks at Everton, Kenny became a professional in 2014. He has since then been on loan at Wigan and Oxford United. These have provided him with excellent experience. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the future candidates for the England right back position. It is not surprising that he has represented every set up of the England youth teams over the last few years. He is currently playing for the under 21 setup, for which he has made three appearances since his debut in 2017.
Everton had to go through a lot of poor form earlier in the campaign. This would be tough situation for any young player coming through the ranks, as they would be subjected to a lot of pressure while there is also the possibility of losing their first-team spot when a new manager comes to the club. However, Jonjoe Kenny has been the first choice at Everton even with all these difficult periods. He has managed to make 13 starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League, while there have been further appearances in the Europa League and the League Cup. So far this season, he has featured in 19 games with one assist to his name.
“Jonjoe has been unbelievable. From the moment I came here, I’ve always liked Jonjoe. I’ve always thought he’s a great professional and a great player. Since he stepped in, he’s been unbelievable. Obviously, things weren’t going so great for us and for a young lad to come in and put in the performances that he did, it’s just fantastic. He’s getting better with every game, too. He’s been a joy to play with in recent weeks and we’re building up a little partnership now which has been great,” said Lennon.