Phil Jagielka has high praise for Everton youngster Brendan Gallloway

Everton have a number of promising youngsters on the verge of making breakthroughs to the first-team.

Phil Jagielka has told Everton's official website that he has heard high praise for Brendan Galloway this season from the club's coaches.

Galloway, who made his senior debut for the Toffees last weekend against West Ham United, is regarded as one of the finest youngsters at Goodison Park, and he recently scooped the club's under-21 side's player of the season of award.

It is reward for the fine season that he has had at academy level, and it seems that his form has not gone unnoticed.

Everton’s first-team have been told all about Galloway’s talents, and Jagielka has been pleased to see how good the defender is first-hand following his promotion the to senior set-up.

"We have been hearing great things about Brendan all season so it was nice for him to finally make an appearance last Saturday," he said. "To play in a winning team at a tough place like West Ham was fantastic and I don’t think he has taken the smile off his face since the game! But that is what you want to see."

Galloway will be hoping that he can push on after making his debut and will want to become a regular in the senior squad in the near future.

Although the 19-year-old still has plenty of time to develop, he will feel that he is ready to hold down a place in Roberto Martinez's team.

If Galloway does develop into a star, that will obviously be a major boost for Everton, as they already have a number of talented youngsters making the breakthrough.

The likes of John Stones, Luke Garbutt and Ryan Ledson are all tipped to be top stars on Merseyside, and it seems that the future is bright at Goodison Park.

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