Lewis Warrington scores his first senior goal

Wednesday, 16 March, 2022 17comments  |  Jump to last

Lewis Warrington scored his first senior goal in Tranmere Rovers' 2-0 win over Harrogate Town last night.

The youngster has been enjoying plenty of first-team football with the League Two side since his loan switch from Everton's U23s in the January transfer window.

Rovers boss, Mikey Mellon, was full of praise for him after the game:

“He's technically such a good little player. He's capable of knowing when to link up with the front men and he's capable of driving that midfield at back fours. That is something as a 19-year-old. That's all he is and he'll develop as he goes along. He's had a good night tonight.”

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The lad from Birkenhead has made 8 appearances so far and will be hoping to play a key part in their push for promotion between now and the end of the campaign.

He has been on the books at Everton for his whole career to date and rose up through the Finch Farm Academy to impress without making it into the senior matchday squad yet.

Warrington has been a key player for the Toffees at various youth levels but is yet to make a senior appearance.

 

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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 16/03/2022 at 15:09:14
Good to hear. Can go a long way with care from a good coach. All the best to him.
David Currie
2 Posted 16/03/2022 at 16:14:27
Lewis is a good player and think he has a chance of making our first team, seems like the loan move is working out.
Dale Self
3 Posted 16/03/2022 at 16:16:10
Where is Brent on this thread? He is a Warrington man and I'm sure he would have something clever to say.

Fine name for an Everton footballer by the way.

Tony Everan
4 Posted 16/03/2022 at 16:18:09
Good on him, he's getting some hard, real world experience. He got an assist in Saturday's win too. He will be out to make an impression pre-season and stake his claim.
Paul Cherrington
5 Posted 16/03/2022 at 16:28:28
Seems like he's doing well on loan at Tranmere. Could it be worth bringing him back early if possible to go into the Everton first team now? He can't do any worse than the usual suspects who play in centre-midfield and at least is a player in form. Should have a lot of legs and energy to bring into the side too, due to being a younger player.
David Graves
6 Posted 16/03/2022 at 16:31:24
A great move for him that makes sense all round. Get him away from the cosseted world of U23s and give him experience of playing proper football.
Tom Bowers
7 Posted 16/03/2022 at 17:07:26
Always seem the young players we loan out do well but most of the ones we bring in just draw a pay packet with little in return.
Jeff Armstrong
8 Posted 16/03/2022 at 17:50:11
Wow, he's the spit of Kieran Dowell.
Jack Convery
9 Posted 16/03/2022 at 17:56:41
I hope he keeps progressing. We need all the home grown talent we can get with our financial issues. Micky Mellon is a good coach and will do well by this young lad.
Fran Mitchell
10 Posted 16/03/2022 at 19:16:20
Tranmere fans that I know are raving about him.

Hopefully part of the first team next season, in the Premier League.

Colin Smith
11 Posted 16/03/2022 at 22:02:36
Watching him last night striding confidently round midfield reminded me a bit of Bobby Collins.
Derek Knox
12 Posted 17/03/2022 at 02:06:43
He reminds me, both in looks and playing style, of Kieran Dowell. A lad who evidently had talent but rarely used it. Just hope Lewis doesn't follow in Kieran's footsteps. Keep playing well and you may just make it, Lewis!
Mike Dolan
13 Posted 17/03/2022 at 18:29:15
Colin #11

Wow Bobby Collins was a great wee player. Hard as nails and could he run a midfield?

Michael Kenrick
14 Posted 01/04/2022 at 19:12:32
Big Interview with him in the Echo last week:

Lewis Warrington on dream Everton rise after stunning impact

Interesting there has been so little talk about his contract, which expires in June:

“I’m just taking each day as it comes. I don’t try and think about contracts too much. If a pathway opens up and I think it’s the right one then I’ll take it, but anything could happen from now until the end of the season.

“I’m obviously keeping an open mind to what’s going on.”

Danny O’Neill
15 Posted 01/04/2022 at 19:41:26
That sounds very non-committal at best, Michael, bordering on he's looking at other options?

Head turned, doesn't fancy a future with Everton or the club not being interested?

Shame, I really like the potential in this player.

Michael Kenrick
16 Posted 01/04/2022 at 20:45:44
Yea, it's an odd one, Danny. I was really surprised given his exposure and visibility at Tranmere that there seemed to have been no discussion or speculation about his Everton contract, which now has less than 2 months to run. Remember the chatter about Small, then Simms, then Dobbin?

Perhaps the club are increasingly circumspect about committing to long contracts but he's young and surely his wages are relatively small – should be exactly the sort of player to build the new team with going forward?

Michael Kenrick
17 Posted 01/04/2022 at 21:48:27
Apparently it was mentioned back in February that Everton were talking to him about a new contract, per The Athletic.

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