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Blackpool fullback Coleman knows future at Everton

Blackpool fullback Seamus Coleman knows he has a future at parent club Everton.

The young Irishman has been outstanding on-loan at Blackpool.

"I had a good chat with David Moyes before I came here, he told me straight that I was doing well and that I was still in his plans but he just wanted me to get some more experience," Coleman told the Irish Herald.

"I am getting games and that's the main reason I came here -- to get more experience.

"I was on the bench at Everton for the last while. Being in the first team squad was great at first but once I had a taste for it, I wanted to play as much as possible. That wasn't going to happen at Everton at the moment; the side are doing quite well without me in it, we had a lot of our senior players back from injury so I knew I wasn't going to get a game.

"A few months ago, it would have been great to just be on the bench but I felt like I wanted to play.

"David Moyes has managed in the Championship, he knows it's a good standard and a good test for me. Everton have been in touch all along since I came here on loan. Alan Stubbs, the coach at Everton, rings me after every game with Blackpool to see how I got on, and the club are following my progress, so that's good to know.

"But Moyes has told me that my future lies with Everton and that they certainly don't have any plans to sell me. I have 18 months left on my contract so I intend to see that out and they want to keep me, they seem happy with how I am doing," added Coleman.

"And Everton is the place to be now. It's a pity our run in Europe is over, I played in three games in the Europa League and that was a great experience, but I feel we could really do something at Everton next season, and I want to be part of that."

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