Dennis Adeniran is clearly a young man of faith. On his personal Twitter account the talented Everton youngster often makes reference to the lord and god, thanking a higher power for the gifts bestowed upon him.
This season, he is sharing those gifts with Championship side Wycombe Wanderers on loan from Everton, and there is no better place for him.
The Chairboys are currently fighting a brave battle against relegation in the Championship, following their shock promotion from League One last season.
Gareth Ainsworth’s dressing room is, of course, led by the enigmatic Adebayo Akinfenwa who has spoken of the strong Christian faith which courses through the team and offers them belief of unlikely redemption in the second-tier.
“There’s a strong faith that runs through the Wycombe changing room and it’s nice to be able to discuss that with your peers,” the talismanic striker told talkSPORT over the Christmas period. “If you don’t have faith in yourself then no-one else will.
“You’ve got to keep going until mathematically you can’t keep going anymore.”
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Adeniran is helping Wycombe in their battle for survival.
The Everton talent has been a key member of the side so far this term, although an injury in December did present something of a setback.
The 22-year-old has played 13 times for his loan club this season and needs to impress in order to force his way into a first-team future at Everton.
Adeniran arrived with much fanfare in September 2017. The England youth international joined from Fulham with a potential fee of £4 million being payable to the Cottagers based on various performance related add-ons.
But his contract at Everton expires at the end of the season and the signs at the moment are pointing toward a summer exit.
His time at Wycombe looks likely to end in relegation this season, unless the Championship’s basement club receive some divine intervention.
But given the pre-season expectations it is fair to say that Wycombe are putting up a brave fight with the tenacity and skill of Adeniran in the centre of the park a key factor.
Will it be enough to convince Everton into giving him a new deal? Who knows. What it will do is cause an orderly queue waiting to offer Adeniran a contract should he leave Everton in the summer.