Brendan Galloway eyes Everton return after injury comeback

The young defender had impressed for Everton in the absence of Leighton Baines.

Brendan Galloway has told Everton’s official website he is eyeing a return to the first team after making his return from injury.

The defender had broken into the first team at the end of last season, coming in in place of the injured Leighton Baines at left back.

He continued there at the beginning of this campaign, putting in a number of impressive displays and looking likely to be the next Everton youth product to become a first team regular.

A knee injury curtailed that though, as he was ruled out for two months to bring his season to an end.

He returned this week for the Under 21’s and now says he is determined to earn back his role with the first team.

“I was really happy to get back out on the pitch, then to get a clean sheet was really pleasing as well,” he told

“I always want to play, regardless of who it’s for - the first team or Under-21s. My main objective now is to get back playing for the first team. I just want to play for this football club.”

While Galloway is likely targeting a return to the first team in the distant future, a return may come sooner than he thinks.

The senior side are currently short on numbers at centre back with Phil Jagielka out injured, opting to hand Matthew Pennington a debut in the win over Bournemouth as a result.

Ramiro Funes Mori is set to return from a ban, but with nothing left to play for, perhaps Galloway will be given his chance to impress also.

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