New deal for Grant

18 July  5 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton Under-21 player, Conor Grant, has penned a new two-year contract with the Blues as he bids to make the step up to the first team.

The midfielder, 21, who spent the bulk of last season on loan with Doncaster Rovers where he was a regular starter, travelled with the senior squad to Austria this past week and played 45 minutes in Saturday's win over FK Jablonec.

Darren Ferguson, boss of League One Rovers, has already expressed his desire to bring Grant back on loan this season but he admits that Everton would likely prefer him to play for a Championship club next if he does go out on loan.  

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John Campbell
1 Posted 18/07/2016 at 17:51:12
Things are looking up for our youth.
Anthony Dwyer
2 Posted 18/07/2016 at 18:37:43
Plenty of young pretenders coming through, just need a few buys now to push the first team on.
Dan Humphrey
3 Posted 19/07/2016 at 07:03:05
That's League 2 Rovers now!
Peter Gorman
4 Posted 19/07/2016 at 13:05:56
Prior to his loan out last season, I was quite underwhelmed by Conor Grant who always seemed to be overshadowed in the reserves by other players a few years younger than him and basically just didn't seem to have the drive to progress any further.

I'm gathering the Doncaster loan was a very rich experience for him and seems to have enhanced his reputation. He really needs to kick on because, at 21, he should be streets ahead of the likes of Davies, Dowell and Williams but we've not yet seen it. Here's hoping he does just that.

Dave Abrahams
5 Posted 19/07/2016 at 13:48:22
Hard to disagree with that, Peter (#4). Maybe that move gave him the push he needed. As you say, at Everton he always looked like he was on the edge of things instead of getting more involved.

He has always had the talent to succeed; now he has had a little taste of first-team football, he now realises that he can make it in football. Have a good go, Conor, there is plenty of money to be earned if you work hard for it in football.

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