Everton youth team coach David Unsworth has told the Liverpool Echo how desperate Brendan Galloway is to have an impact at the club.
The 18-year-old signed a long term deal when he joined the club from League One side MK Dons and Unsworth says the Toffees are delighted with the progress he’s making.
“We have been delighted with him, he has been terrific and he is a terrific young man who is desperate to be a footballer,” said Unsworth.
“It is still early days - Brendan has had massive exposure to the first-team, training with them and being around the manager, his staff and the players.”
Fortunately for Galloway, he appears to be playing for some very sensible and level headed coaches.
He will have benefited positively from the guidance of Roberto Martinez at the club, who has plenty of experience using and developing younger players for his first team.
Ross Barkley is a good example of a player who has progressed at the club to become one of the most important players to the first team, but it’s important Galloway takes things one step at a time.
The step up is huge once he gets into the first team and the club needs to maintain a good balance over when to expose and when to withdraw him and protect him from the pressure involved with playing for Everton.
Everything is positive at the moment and he needs to play on that good feeling whenever he is fortunate enough to find himself in and around the first team setup.
He can’t let his desperation get the better of him and Unsworth and Martinez are unlikely to let it.