Nathan Broadhead set for a return to the action

Friday, 25 February, 2022 2comments  |  Jump to last

Nathan Broadhead is on a season-long loan with Sunderland in the Championship but his progress has been hampered by injury; on Thursday he returned to training.

Broadhed has been back with Everton for the last 2 months in recuperation and recovery after sustaining another hamstring injury that caused him to be substituted in his last game, a Carabao Cup tie with Arsenal back in December, where he had scored his 6th goal in 7 gaames.

The injury was serious enough for him to return to Finch Farm so the Everton medical team could oversee his treatment amidst concerns that he could be out for the rest of the season.

The Wales youth international broke through into David Unsworth's title-winning Under-23s side back in 2017 and got his senior debut as a sub against Apollon Limassol in Cyprus that year. But in the 4 years since then, he has featured for the Everton senior side only once more when he came on as a substitute in a Premier League game last season under Carlo Ancelotti for a few minutes against Brighton.

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Nonetheless, he was given a new 2-year contract by Everton after Ancelotti had departed, but before Rafael Benitez was appointed. In pre-season, Broadhead travelled to the USA with the new manager and senior Everton squad to win the Florida Cup, and was on the bench for the first game of the new Premier League season against Southampton before he moved on loan to Sunderland, his second spell away after spending a season with Burton Albion.


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Phill Thompson
1 Posted 25/02/2022 at 11:51:34
It’s good to see him back in training, and judging by their results Sunderland missed him when he was out. He’s similar to Bowler, good enough to make a move to a Championship club and take it from there.
John Zapa
2 Posted 25/02/2022 at 14:04:24
What was the purpose of giving him a new contract when it was clear he wasn't going to make it and nobody wanted to buy him when he had a year left on his contract?

It seems to be a sympathy situation, which really should have no place if the club wants to compete in a ruthless environment.

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