The 22-year-old put pen to paper on a 2½-year deal and then confirmed his loan switch to Deepdale, which will provide him the prospect of first team football after a long absence through injury.
Browning picked up a serious knee injury last year and has been forced to endure a long road back to full fitness that culminated in his first appearances for Everton's U23s in recent weeks.
“It's been a tough year and there's been ups and downs but I'm just delighted now that I'm staying and I've got another chance to be playing again,” told evertontv. “I'm just eager to get playing again because it's been tough and I have missed playing.
“I've learned a lot since Wigan and that was a long time ago now. I think this loan will be a lot different and a better experience for me."
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1 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:03:05
I would like to see us bring Galloway back and sit him on bench for the rest of the season as cover for Baines, if Oveido leaves. Sitting in WBA reserves is not helpful to us.
2 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:05:15
With Tyias and Bryan out though, and apparently no recall for Galloway, are we leaving ourselves short at the back?
3 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:05:21
4 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:41:00
Steve #1, rumour had Galloway going to Derby for the rest of the season. Don't know the status of that, but he needs games, not a bench view at Goodison.
5 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:25:27
Really like Browning; he's a good footballer and one I think will make the grade. Again unlucky with a horrendous injury; but if he can get back to playing without fear like he did in his cameo against the RS, then he's got a future (and hopefully with Everton).
6 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:47:05
7 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:58:38
Add to this the likes of Grant, Brewster, and many other younger lads loaned out, and all of a sudden we've got players on show in all the leagues.
I for one am very happy about this.
8 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:23:19
Ironic that so many of the good young prospects seem to be the ones to suffer the bad injuries.
9 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:38:16
10 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:22:19
Although Tylas is a defender and Pele was a natural forward, if Harold said there were grounds for comparison, that is good enough for me.
Tylas' brief sojourn into the first team certainly showed enough quality and promise to satisfy me. So I, for one, sincerely hope that he fully overcomes his injury and goes on to have a great and glittering career for Everton.
11 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:39:39
12 Posted 30/01/2017 at 20:02:09
13 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:12:24