Shane Lavery signs a one-year contract

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Shayne Lavery signs for the Blues
Under-18s forward Shane Lavery has signed a one year professional contract with Everton.

Formerly of Portadown and Glenavon, the 18-year-old Northern Ireland youth international joined the Blues two years ago to start a two-year scholarship.

Lavery has become a regular in Kevin Sheedy's and is ready to begin challenging for a role in David Unsworth's U23s team.

“The pro contract is something I've always wanted, so it's a dream come true," Lavern said. "As soon as I came here, it's all I've been working towards.

“From when I came over here for a trial at 16, Everton has turned out to be all that I hoped it would. It's a family club and a great place to be, especially with the pedigree of bringing through youth players.

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“I'm going into my third year with the Club and I can't imagine being anywhere else.

“I had a hamstring injury at the end of last season so I will be in over the summer to work on my fitness. Now the aim is to stay fit, have a good pre-season and hopefully try to get a starting place in the Under-23s squad.”

The news comes amidst reports that another U18s player, Delial Brewster, is having a trial at Crystal Palace.

The striker, who played an integral role in Everton U18s' Dallas Cup triumph last year, spent a period on loan at Southport this past season.


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Trevor Lynes
1 Posted 02/06/2017 at 15:39:47
Good news for the lad!
Darren Hind
3 Posted 02/06/2017 at 20:07:13
Haven't seen him, Hopefully he will enjoy his time and impress Rhino

What position does he play?

Michael Penley
5 Posted 02/06/2017 at 20:20:40
Looks like the love child of James McCarthy and Jamie Vardy.
Steve Bingham
6 Posted 02/06/2017 at 20:41:27
Congratulations to the young man.

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