Liam Walsh is PL2 Player of the Month

Friday 10 March 2017  7 Comments  [Jump to last]

Liam Walsh has been named the Premier League 2 Player of the Month for February.

"I'm very happy," the 19-year-old midfielder said after receiving the award. "I've been pushing for the first team and the only way I can do that is by playing [in Premier League 2]."

Walsh helped Everton take a step towards the PL2 Division 1 title, playing in wins over Arsenal and Southampton as David Unsworth's side maintained their lead over Manchester City. In the 2-0 win over Southampton, he scored the opening goal at Goodison Park.

Walsh was selected by a panel of the Premier League Football Development from a shortlist generated by a poll of all the PL2 managers, who nominated the best individual performance from their opponents throughout the month.

Everton U23s next play at Derby County on Monday evening in their quest for the title.

Meanwhile, in the Championship, Aiden McGeady has been named their Player of the Month for his performnaces on loan with Preston North End.

 

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Charlie Lloyd
1 Posted 10/03/2017 at 16:04:13
Well done, Liam.

If possible, I would like to see him get his first team bow before this season ends then we have an idea where his development is. We have numerous first team options in CM but who knows who'll still be with us next season?

Minik Hansen
2 Posted 10/03/2017 at 16:10:13
Walsh will be a first team player, after Barry? :) Under Koeman, I guess we will get to see him first hand soon enough.

McGeady with assists and goals here and there, I wonder how much we will get for him? How long is his contract with us?

James Flynn
3 Posted 10/03/2017 at 16:29:36
Minik - Thru 2017-18, when he'll be 32.

At £50k-per-week, not sure how Preston could afford him, while he can simply sit on Everton's bench collecting his last big footy money.

No offense to him. He's only cashing the checks Everton agreed to pay him.

Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 10/03/2017 at 17:53:10
James (3) true enough, how much of McGeady's wages are PNE paying and did they pay a loan fee?

Everton might have a few clubs willing to take him on loan next season and possibly a lot of his wages will be covered by another move.

I would love to see Liam Walsh on the bench tomorrow and possibly come on for 20 minutes if we have a decent lead; he deserves a little reward for his efforts this season.

Liam Reilly
5 Posted 10/03/2017 at 17:54:04
If McGeady continues to play well, he may yet have a bottom-half Premier League side take a punt on him next season, which would mean some fee for the club.

I would really like to see Liam Walsh have a crack at the first team; which may happen once 7th is cemented as I fear the top 6 is a step too far in Koeman's first season.

Barry Pearce
6 Posted 10/03/2017 at 18:58:52
I would love Liam to get a chance this season.
James Flynn
7 Posted 11/03/2017 at 14:05:47
Dave – Haven't the faintest. I'm sure something will be worked out to move him along.

Since next year is likely his last shot at making Ireland's World Cup team, he'll need to be playing regularly. I'll guess he'll be open to a deal. He's sure not going to play under Koeman.

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