By Alex Stevens

Striker Delial Brewster has cut short his loan spell at Southport to return to Everton, it has been confirmed.

Southport have revealed that the 19-year-old has gone back to the Premier League club even though his loan was due to run until the end of the season.

The Sandgrounders operations director Liam Watson confirmed on Saturday afternoon that Brewster and Sheffield United’s Jake Wright, who had only arrived on a month-long agreement, have returned to their parent clubs.

Watson did not explain whether Everton had triggered a recall option in Brewster’s loan agreement, or why the transfer had taken place outside of the window.

Brewster joined the National League side – who are also his hometown club – on New Year’s Day on a loan deal that was set to run for the remainder of the season.

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He made an instant impact at the non-league outfit by scoring on his debut in a 3-2 victory over Wrexham on the same day as the loan was announced.

However, it proved to be his only goal for Southport and, after further starts in the 2-1 defeat at Aldershot and 1-0 win at Barrow, he did not add to his three appearances for the club.

Brewster had not been involved in their matchday squad for the last six matches, a period that includes the exit of former manager Steve Burr and appointment of his successor Andy Preece, the club’s ninth boss in less than four years.

The teenage forward has been at Everton since joining them from neighbours Liverpool aged 12 and he signed his first professional contract in 2015.

He has yet to play for the senior Everton side, and has so far made just four appearances for the club’s Under-23s.

Everton are not in action this weekend as they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the third-round stage.

Ronald Koeman’s side next play on Saturday of next week, when they host Sunderland in a Premier League clash at Goodison Park.

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