Injury-hit Under-23s forward, Sam Byrne, has signed a one-year contract extension with the Club which will run until the end of June 2018.
Byrne, 21, suffered a broken leg in the early part of 2016 and, after a long road to recovery, struggled with a hamstring problem during the latter stages of last season. Byrne says a new one-year contract at Everton has given him a “big boost” after after his injury struggles over the last couple of seasons.
Now back fit, the Republic of Ireland youth international is currently with the U23s on their training camp in Spain and is determined to impress in pre-season.
“Last season was stop-start for me – now I'm ready to go again,” Byrne told evertonfc.com. “There were a couple of little hamstring niggles which I kind of expected after coming back from such a long time out. But I feel good now and I'm looking forward to all the training.
“I've been out for a long time and now I'm trying to impress David Unsworth and all the staff. I'm going to try and do my best. This contract has given me a big boost, so I'm looking forward to getting going.
“It should be good to get some game-time in before the season starts, especially for me because I need it.”
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1 Posted 18/07/2017 at 17:41:49
2 Posted 18/07/2017 at 17:49:04
3 Posted 18/07/2017 at 18:26:36
You say it is a strange call but actually it is the club looking out for these young men. Once he is fully fit, he'll probably have another professional club interested, which wouldn't be nearly as likely if he was released now.
4 Posted 18/07/2017 at 18:34:52
Is it just the norm that players with us for 4, 5, 6 or more seasons below the first team will, sooner or later, suffer a major injury requiring 6 months to a year out of the game? Yet you are right: we seem to stick with them until they are back on their feet.
Stephen (#1) – Courtney's stats for the last five seasons have been less than impressive considering he's supposed to be a striker: Courtney Duffus Profile
5 Posted 18/07/2017 at 19:39:22
6 Posted 19/07/2017 at 01:41:34
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