RONALD KOEMAN is facing a Propper test from an in-form fellow Dutchman as he fights for his Everton future against Albion.

The Everton boss is under pressure to get a result at the Amex on Sunday after his team’s poor start in the Premier League.

Former PSV Eindhoven legend Koeman’s discomfort coincides with the emergence influence for club and country of Davy Propper.

The £10 million summer buy from PSV has settled into his stride with the Seagulls after a shaky start.

And he has hit scoring form for Holland with three goals in the last two games against Belarus and Bulgaria.

Propper prepares for Everton by trying to add to his international tally against Sweden in Amsterdam tonight.

The Netherlands need to win by seven goals to reach the World Cup qualifying play-offs.

Propper was replaced in the closing stages against Belarus by the Toffees’ Davy Klassen, who Koeman has backed to eventually come good following a £24 million move from Ajax.

Koeman told Dutch paper De Telegraaf: “For Davy, Everton’s start is not easy, but I have no doubt about his qualities. There are so many other examples in the Premier League of players that are the best in their country and make a transfer because they are really ready for a level higher.

“If they come to England at their summit, it turns out they all need a period to adjust. In terms of pace, aggressiveness and physically, especially as midfielder.

“Right at that position, it doesn’t matter how skilled you are to then perform at the top level of English football immediately.”

Everton skipper Phil Jagielka is available against Albion after a four-week absence with a hamstring injury.