Ryan Ledson wins prestigious award, have Everton made big mistake?

Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic in action with Oxford United's Ryan Ledson

The 19-year-old was sold by Everton in the summer after his development stalled.

England U17's Ryan Ledson (R) celebrates after scoring their first goalEngland U17's Ryan Ledson (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal

Oxford United midfielder Ryan Ledson has been having a fantastic season in League One. That recent form has been rewarded with the winning of the EFL Young Player of the Month award. He follows in the footsteps of players such as Moussa Dembele, Dele Alli and Victor Moses.

Everton fans will not be surprised.

The 19-year-old joined the League One side on a three-year deal in the summer. The teenager himself made the decision to leave the club as he looks to play more regular first-team football.

His progress at Everton had slowed dramatically in his last 12 months.

He was once considered a definite first-team prospect but was overtaken in the pecking order by the likes of Tom Davies.

Everton's Tom Davies reactsEverton's Tom Davies reacts

Now Ledson, who has played just once for the first-team at Everton, in 2014 against Kuban Krasnodar, is finally coming good Everton will surely be wondering if there was an opportunity to have both young talents in their first-team going forward. The England youth international is now looking like a future star again and Everton may have to watch his progress from afar.

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