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11th Apr, 2017 | 11:57am

Defender ineligible for Everton first team after PL move - report

By Harvey Byrne

Defender Brendan Galloway is ineligible for the Everton first team following his move to West Brom earlier in the season, according to a report.

The Liverpool Echo have claimed that the 21-year-old left-back is unable to feature for the Toffees’ senior team after he returned to the club’s Under-23s on Monday evening.

The youngster completed a move to Premier League rivals West Brom in the summer on a season-long loan deal.

However, after just five appearances for the Baggies in all competitions this campaign he made an early return to David Unsworth’s side which took on Tottenham in the Premier League 2.

Everton will be keen to hand the youngster who has three years remaining on his contract in Merseyside some more senior experience.

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But, the report states that due to Galloway remaining registered with Tony Pulis’ side he will have to stay with the Under-23s for their final two games of the season.

Everton are currently blessed with Leighton Baines in the left-back slot, but there is little behind the 32-year-old in the team and fans will be hoping the former England international stays fit with six matches of the season left to play.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are keen on signing this £20million-rated Aston Villa ace.

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