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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1 Posted 12/07/2018 at 15:56:00
2 Posted 12/07/2018 at 16:53:50
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!
3 Posted 12/07/2018 at 19:08:06
4 Posted 12/07/2018 at 23:11:29
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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