Roberto Martinez very impressed by Everton's Brendan Galloway

Brendan Galloway has had to cover for the injured Leighton Baines at Everton this season.

Roberto Martinez has spoken of how impressed he has been with Brendan Galloway’s performances for Everton so far this season with his comments published on the Toffees' official Twitter account.

Galloway has been a regular in Everton’s first-team so far this campaign as the youngster has had to cover for the injured Leighton Baines at left-back.

Although the 19-year-old has had big boots to fill, he has stuck to his task admirably, and Martinez has been delighted by his progression.

RM: "Brendan Galloway has been such an impressive performer this season. He's developed a real understanding of what's needed." #EFCvLEI

— Everton (@Everton) December 17, 2015

Galloway is naturally a centre-back, which makes his performances on the left-hand side of defence all the more impressive.

The former Milton Keynes Dons youngster has coped with every challenge thrown at him thus far, and he has never looked out of his depth.

Gallloway’s good form has recently seen him sign a new long-term contract and there are high hopes for his future at Goodison Park.

For now, though, the England youth international is likely to be handed a more peripheral role, as Baines has returned from injury and started in the Toffees’ most recent outing against Norwich City.

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