Jack Kiersey signs a one-year contract extension

Thursday, 12 July, 2018 4comments  |  Jump to last

Jack Kiersey is the next Everton Academy player to sign a new one-year contract extension with the club.

The 19-year-old midfielder made good progress with the Under-18s in 2016-17, scoring five times in 18 starts but only appeared once for the Under-23s last term. He says he is looking forward to putting last season's injury problems behind him now.

"Last season was difficult so I'm really happy I got a new deal and now I want to kick on and stay fit," he told evertonfc.com.

"I had an operation on my hamstring that kept me out for a lot of last season and I had a few other niggly injuries. But I'm ready to get back into it now. I'm fully-fit, strong and ready to go.

"I like to get on the ball, I'm box-to-box. I like to score, tackle and pass.

"I think I'm an all-round midfielder. I can go forward and attack and help the side defensively, too. Whatever role I'm given, I'll do everything to make sure I help the team.

"Now I just want to stay fit and play as many games as possible. That's my main goal."


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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 12/07/2018 at 15:56:00
Congratulations Jack. I don't know much about this kid. Hopefully Dave does.
Michael Kenrick
Editorial Team
2 Posted 12/07/2018 at 16:53:50
I fleshed out his ToffeeWeb Player Profile with a bit more stuff, Steve. I'd forgotten he was named U-18s Player of the Season a year ago for his breakthrough season at that level, 2016-17, scoring 5 goals.

So many of these youngsters go through prolonged injury layoffs... is that part ad parcel or could some be avoided? I guess not if you are fully committed!

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 12/07/2018 at 19:08:06
Michael (2), I saw Beni Banginime when he was in the youth team, he got injured and banged the floor in frustration, he knew it was going to keep him out for a while, he got helped off the pitch in tears, kids are desperate to show what they can do and know a bad injury can be make or break for them, luckily Beni came back and I think he has a good future in football, plenty of young lads are not so lucky or fortunate.
Tony Everan
4 Posted 12/07/2018 at 23:11:29
Nice one Jack.

He has shown mental toughness and resilience to get over his injuries. Now with bit of luck an injury free season awaits and he can show his talent to the full.

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