Young Everton talent thrilled with progress, says he is doing brilliantly for his age


The teenage midfielder feels he is improving "week by week" during his loan spell at Cambridge United.

Teenage Everton midfielder Ryan Ledson has told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that he feels he is doing brilliantly for his young age by showing a week-by-week improvement during his loan spell at Cambridge United.

The 18-year-old joined the League Two side on loan until the end of the season in November and has made 22 appearances for the club's first team to date.

Ledson, who joined Everton's academy at the age of five, has already made one senior appearance for the Toffees, in an academic Europa League group match against Kuban Krasnodar in December 2014.

However, he feels that his loan spell at the Us has been hugely beneficial to his development, and he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that he is doing brilliantly for his age.

Ledson said: "I'm only young, I've got no fear. I just want to play as much football as I can.

"Twenty-odd games in League Two is brilliant for me at such a young age. I feel like I'm improving week by week."

Ledson is one of a pool of youngsters in Everton's academy tipped to make an impact at senior level in the future, alongside fellow such potential stars as Kieran Dowell, who scored a spectacular strike for the club's under-21s side on Monday.

Though Dowell has remained at the club, Everton have a number of youth prospects currently gaining first-team experience with loan spells at Football League clubs, including Conor McAleny and Luke Garbutt.

Ledson, an England Under-19 international, will hope that his time at Cambridge will see him become the latest in a line of academy graduates to be handed more senior involvement at Goodison Park next season.

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