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Shayne Lavery 63

Unlike many of the Everton academy products who came to prominence in the Under-23s side around 2017 and 2018, Shayne Lavery was brought in from outside the club when he signed for the Blues in 2015 from  Portadown and Glenavon.  He completed a two-year scholarship and signed a professional contract for 1 year in July 2017.

He had been a regular with the Club's Under-18 side over those two years and was targeting progression by establishing a place in David Unsworth's Under-23s squad.

He said: "The pro contract is something I've always wanted, so it's a dream come true. 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. 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."

He would get some games at the next level as a sub and scored twice in his Under-23 appearances from the bench before getting a start against Leicester City in the Premier League Cup. His season was hampered, however, by a hamstring injury.

He was an unused sub for the Toffees in the final Europa League group game of the 2017-18 season against Apollon Limassol in Nicosia. That was followed in March 2018 with a first call-up to the Northern Ireland full international side, where he was on the subs bench as they beat South Korea. He would earn senior international honours as a late substitute against Panama in late May 2018.

Everton would extend his contract for another year in July 2018.

“I'm so happy to have signed a new deal,” he told evertonfc.com. “It's great being at Everton, it's a massive club.

“I came over here when I was 16 and improved my all-round game. There's a lot I can still do to get better, though, and I want to keep developing. The training under Unsy is intense but enjoyable, too. It gets you fit and he is a very good coach.”

In January 2019, Shayne Lavery went out on loan to Falkirk in the Scottish Championship for the second half of the season but would make only half-a-dozen appearances from the bench.  His contract was up at the end of the season and he made a move back to Northern Ireland, joining Linfield.

FactFile

Squad number 63
Position Striker
Nationality Northern Ireland
Born Portadown
Date of birth 8 December 1998
Height 6' ?"
Joined July 2015
Joined from Glenavon
Signed under Roberto Martinez
Transfer fee No Fee
Contract duration 1 + 1 year
Contract expires June 2019
Full debut Under-23s only
Left Everton 1 June 2019
Destination Linfield
Previous Clubs Portadown
Glenavon
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Everton Career

Season Squad No. League Apps (sub) League Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals Total Apps (sub) Total Goals
2017-18 63 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
2018-19 63 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
  Totals 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0

Loan Spells

Season Team League Apps Cup Apps League Goals Cup Goals
2018-19 Falkirk 0 (6)  0 (0) 0 0


Everton U23s Career

Season Team League Apps Cup Apps League Goals Cup Goals
2017-18 Under-23s 1 (6) 2 (5) 3 1
2018-19 Under-23s 0 (7) 2 (4) 0 1

Everton U18s Career

Season Team League Apps Cup Apps League Goals Cup Goals
2015-16 Under-18s 14 (3) 0 (0) 10 0
2016-17 Under-18s 16 (0) 0 (0) 8 0



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