However, Mallon was back with the U18s for the first half of this season, captaining the side on a number of occasions, and also playing in their FA Youth Cup and U18 Premier League Cup campaigns. But he has not played any part in the last 10 U18 games since January.
He had been playing on a scholarship with the club that was due to end this summer, but he has decided to leave the club with a move to Blackburn Rovers set to occur in July.
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1 Posted 13/04/2022 at 15:25:05
When he was in the Under-15s a couple of years ago, he sustained a stress fracture to his back thanks to his growth that sidelined him for an extended period.
Having finally come back and been fit to kick a ball again for just around 2 months, he suffered the same injury once again – leaving him sidelined for a combined stretch of about 16 months.
There's a lengthy interview with The Echo from October of last year: Meet the teenage Everton defender being fast-tracked after injury hell
Seems impossible to know how good he might become, but he's an example of the attrition rate discussed in recent threads.
2 Posted 13/04/2022 at 15:50:24
3 Posted 13/04/2022 at 16:08:37
4 Posted 13/04/2022 at 21:30:12
5 Posted 14/04/2022 at 13:10:03
6 Posted 14/04/2022 at 13:21:25
I can't imagine he could be registered to play for Blackburn this season. I can imagine it has nothing to do with saving on the wage bill.
7 Posted 15/04/2022 at 06:21:41
As the giggling comment was meant to indicate, it is not a serious idea, more an, is there any other possible reason, especially as we seem to have, or getting, a new Academy Head.
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