McCarthy is a “great” role model for Ledson

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Ryan Ledson
Everton youngster Ryan Ledson says that James McCarthy is one of the senior players he really looks up to in his quest to make the breakthrough into the first team under Roberto Martinez.

The 16 year-old was included in the matchday squad by the manager for the trip to Southampton towards the end of the past season in preparation for his senior bow and might have made his debut at Hull City on the final day had he not been called away on international duty for England U17s.

Ledson captained England to European Championships glory in Malta and is now preparing for next season where he hopes to press his claims to be the latest home-grown star off the Finch Farm production line.

“I want to hit the ground running in pre-season," the teenager says. "I've got to keep working hard next season and hopefully maybe I can make my debut for the first team.”

And Irish international, James McCarthy, who was many Evertonians' pick for player of the season alongside Seamus Coleman following his Ł13m move from Wigan Athletic last September, is a shining example for Ledson.

“I look up to James McCarthy," Ledson continues. "He's a great role model for me. He works hard for the team, covers every blade of grass, wins his tackles, and keeps the ball nicely.

“Whatever game he's in he'll give 100% for the team and that's the spirit across the club. He embodies that and I want to do it as well."

Quotes sourced from Liverpool Echo

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