The 22-year-old who featured at first-team level for the first time over the past two games has signed new terms that would extend his stay at Goodison Park to 2019.
“I'm delighted to extend my stay here and hopefully I can try to cement a place in the first-team now,” Pennington told evertontv. “It's a very exciting time to be Blue. We've got a new manager, new players, young players coming through and it's a great place to be.
“I'm proud every time I wear the blue shirt and go out in front of the fans to play for Everton. That's been my aim since I came to the Club as a young boy and hopefully I can get many more chances to do that.”
The Warrington-born centre half has come through the youth system at Finch Farm and was blooded under former manager Roberto Martinez.
He has had loan spells at Tranmere, Walsall and Coventry in recent seasons but had his progress checked by a long-term hamstring injury.
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1 Posted 08/04/2017 at 19:45:32
2 Posted 08/04/2017 at 19:59:16
3 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:03:55
4 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:08:16
5 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:10:04
Good luck to him.
6 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:11:35
7 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:20:58
He's not prone to Funes Mori style errors and has got the legs on Williams and Jagielka. He just lacks Premier League experience.
8 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:33:42
9 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:39:37
Jags needs a 1-year extension.
Gareth Barry into a coaching role.
Gerry out but sadly probably going earlier.
Everyone else... punt.
10 Posted 08/04/2017 at 20:56:15
It's still a long road ahead till he's an established first teamer but I hope I echo the sentiments of all true blues and wish him all the best.
11 Posted 08/04/2017 at 21:00:44
12 Posted 08/04/2017 at 21:27:27
Does anyone know how Browning's been doing at Preston? I just remembered he went out on loan there. I'm guessing he can't be doing too bad as they're over performing as a club this season. It can't all be down to McGeady.
13 Posted 08/04/2017 at 21:35:20
14 Posted 08/04/2017 at 21:51:37
That's what we want to hear. That is commitment and honour and we need more of it.
Thanks, Matt, and Good Luck.
15 Posted 08/04/2017 at 22:00:43
Ian Snodin mentioned recently that Browning is back at Finch Farm. That's possibly for treatment for the injury but how long he's out for and if he will play for Preston again this season I don't know.
16 Posted 08/04/2017 at 22:02:40
17 Posted 08/04/2017 at 23:11:37
18 Posted 08/04/2017 at 23:24:00
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20 Posted 09/04/2017 at 00:24:41
From what I've seen, it's fairly common for developing squad players like him to typically get 2- or 3-year contracts at Everton. According to our records, in July 2015, he was rewarded with a new 3-year deal that ran through June 2018.
So a new 2-year deal at this point basically replaced the last 15 months of his existing contract with new terms, and no doubt a pay hike to reflect his greater exposure, visibility and contribution. All good management of our assets, if you ask me.
It gives him more time to develop and come good under our coaches, without over-committing in case his progress stalls. Tough business this football malarkey!
21 Posted 09/04/2017 at 00:39:48
Now twat that horrible little diving big billy bollocks rat Vardy as a celebration present!
22 Posted 09/04/2017 at 05:32:51
Seven games left, including a resurgent Leicester today, Chelsea, and Arsenal last game of the season. The rest of our games include teams battling the drop. We might as well give the likes of Pennington a run in the team. He has already played against two other top six teams in the RS and Utd. It will have been great experience for him that he can bring into pre-season.
The current set of circumstances, while not great in general, are ideal for bringing young players through. Injuries to senior players, older players who are due to be phased out of the squad, still an outside chance of finishing top six, so no huge pressure but still competitive games, and young players who appear to be at the right stage of development to be given the chance.
23 Posted 09/04/2017 at 09:09:20
I agree the fault was Koeman's tactics but I read many comments along the lines that the lad wasn't Premier League quality, would be better suited to the Championship.
He's not long back from a bad injury and to give him his first senior game of the season in a derby game at Anfield was a big ask, but some contributors on here were questioning his ability.
24 Posted 09/04/2017 at 09:22:29
Unsy seems to have a high regard for Pennington so I'd rather trust to his opinion than the idiots that slag these lads off on here.
25 Posted 09/04/2017 at 09:26:47
26 Posted 09/04/2017 at 09:28:10
27 Posted 09/04/2017 at 09:33:32
28 Posted 09/04/2017 at 09:40:48
I remember being against it when it happened, especially after selling Oviedo we have no cover at left back. I don't understand that at all.
29 Posted 09/04/2017 at 11:42:46
I hope this doesn't impact on his development, him and Browning both have a lot of potential. Add Pennington and Holgate into the mix and we've got a talented crop of young defenders.
30 Posted 09/04/2017 at 14:06:15
As an aside, Jonjoe Kenny's contract ends this summer. Is he good enough to extend his contract?
31 Posted 09/04/2017 at 21:40:14
I hope he does but I've more hope for Browning myself.
32 Posted 09/04/2017 at 21:49:28
I disagree with Liam although I'm a fan of Browning. I think the rack of injuries have done for him. Such a shame but I'd fully expect Holgate to be blooded further alongside a new centre-half or three next season.
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