Everton midfielder James Garner has now shared what it is like to train under manager Sean Dyche.

The Everton boss is known for being a disciplinarian with his players, and £15m man Garner states that ‘he is very strict’.

Indeed, Dyche can be a taskmaster, though Garner insists that the manager’s straight-talking style is ‘what some players need’.

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Speaking with BBC Sport, the England U-21 star revealed: “(Sean) Dyche demands 100% work-rate whether that is in the gym or on the pitch, he doesn’t like anyone taking shortcuts and if you do you will be found out.

He is a very strict manager too, very stern and straight to the point, which is what some players need at times.”

Garner and co must meet the demands of Dyche if they are to turn season around

James Garner missed a substantial period of last season through injury though looks set to feature heavily for the Toffees this campaign.

Indeed, the 22-year-old has played in every game for the Blues so far this season, but is yet to play a Premier League fixture in his preferred central position with Everton picking up just one point from the opening four games.

However, the Birkenhead-born midfielder insists that Everton’s current points total doesn’t tell the full story, and the players must ‘remain positive’.

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Garner continued: “This season, it has not shown in terms of points that we have had a good start, but in our performances against three teams – with the blip against Aston Villa – we created a hell of a lot of chances.

It is just about putting them away. We have to remain positive, don’t get too down and stay patient, it will come.”

Everton welcome Arsenal to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon having overcome the Gunners in the last two home fixtures.

A point on the road at Sheffield United a fortnight ago was a huge boost to Sean Dyche’s side, but three against Arsenal could get Everton’s season going.

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