posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 06:41 AM
Under-pressure Everton striker James McFadden will come through his current barren spell, claims his former manager Terry Butcher.
The 21-year-old Scotland international joined Everton more than a year ago from Motherwell but this season has made just one start - in the Carling
Cup win over Bristol City last month.
McFadden is set to play in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Norway and Moldova.
But his former manager at Well insists the young forward has the confidence to succeed with the Blues.
Butcher said: "It's only a question of time. He's a homegrown boy, and it is a culture shock.
"He will come through this because he has undoubted ability. He's a terrific player who just needs confidence.
"It's a difficult time for a young man like Faddy, who is close to his family and is very much a Scottish boy.
"But he will definitely do well. He thrives on confidence and maybe he just needs bit of luck to turn things around for him.
"I've caught up with him once or twice since he left and I think he is a different person now. He has a more mature outlook on life."
He looked a good little player, shame but I think he will come good.