Brendan Galloway heaps praise on Everton coach David Unsworth

Brendan Galloway has made 16 senior appearances for Everton so far this season.

Brendan Galloway has told the Liverpool Echo that he has not been surprised with the quality of the Premier League.

Galloway has been handed a number of opportunities in Everton’s first team this season, following an injury to Leighton Baines.

The 19-year-old has coped admirably in England’s top flight, and the youngster says that the reason that he has handled his transition so well was due to the quality of coaching he received from David Unsworth.

"I've improved in knowing how to play in the Premier League," Galloway said.

"I was new to it at first but in the games I've played, I've settled in but even towards the back end of last season, when I was still with David Unsworth in the under-21s, he taught me a lot about what to expect in the Premier League.

"So there were no surprises. He's played a huge amount of games for Everton and so he knows what it takes."

Unsworth is in charge of Everton’s development squad, and he is likely to have Galloway back in his group for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old has proven to be capable of playing in Everton’s starting line-up, but he is unlikely to break in ahead of Baines when the latter is fit and available.

The England international is fit again now and he has started in Everton’s last two matches.

Galloway has still had a very productive campaign though, and he has already racked up 16 senior appearances.

The youngster has also recently been rewarded with a long-term contract at Goodison Park, highlighting how highly he is rated by the club’s staff.

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