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Emerging Everton star: I aim to catch Koeman eye and nail down first-team spot

By Amir Mir

Brendan Galloway has admitted he was delighted with the appointment of manager Ronald Koeman and is now ready to nail down a first-team spot.

The left-back, who made 19 appearances for the club last term as he filled in impressively at left-back while Leighton Baines was injured, wants to impress his manager as the club prepare for next season.

The former England Under-19s player has not played for Everton since 31 January 31 but he is keen to prove his capabilities to his new manager and get back into the side.

“We have got a point to prove, especially with the new manager,” Galloway told the Liverpool Echo. “It is a fresh start and I will be looking forward to catching his eye and impressing him and his new staff.”

The 20-year-old came through the ranks at MK Dons where he made his senior debut aged 15 in the FA Cup first round to become the club’s youngest-ever player.

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He moved to Everton in 2014 and signed a new five-year contract last December after his impressive performances for then-manager Roberto Martinez.

As reported by Football Insider Koeman is keen to give the youngster at the club a chance to prove themselves in pre-season.

This will be of good news to Galloway who says he was pleased with the former Barcelona players appointment and is ready for the challenge ahead.

“I’m always up for a challenge and always want to win and play, so I am looking forward to it,” said Galloway.

“I am really happy with it (Koeman’s appointment). I was on holiday at the time but when his name popped up I was really excited to start working with him. As a player he was exceptional and as a coach he has been as well.”

In other Everton news, manager Ronald Koeman is prepared to hijack Aston Villa’s move for a France under-21 international.