Everton under-23s boss David Unsworth has described Kyle John as a “class act”. The 17-year-old has been promoted to the Blues’ second string in recent weeks having made an impressive start to the u-18 season. John came off the bench in Everton’s friendly with Gor Mahia on Tuesday night at Goodison and capped off a week to remember by playing in the u-23s Premier League Cup win over Blackburn last night. Unsworth has heaped praise on the teenager. “Kyle did great for Paul Tait in the Under-18s at the start of the season,” Unsworth said. “John Ebbrell, Franny [Jeffers] and I have watched him, and we thought he had the ability and physicality to step up. “He started training with us a couple of months ago and he’s cemented that right-back place. He looks a real class act. He is a great boy and if he continues to progress as he has done since he’s been with us, he’s got a very bright future.” Everton defeated Blackburn at the County Ground in Leyland 1-0, thanks to Morgan Feeney’s first-half header.