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Everton management convinced Tranmere Rovers move good for Baxter

Everton assistant boss Steve Round believes Jose Baxter will benefit from his stint on loan with Tranmere Rovers.

The 19-year-old scored on his Rovers debut, and has already impressed Prenton Park boss Les Parry with his ability.

Round said: "You learn and develop in the academy before taking that next step in the reserve team.

"But then really, to get in where it really matters, to play competitive football and get the experience where winning and losing really matters, playing in front of crowds and against competitive opposition against men who are older and more physically developed, it's great experience for them, it really is.

"For any young player a loan spell, as you've seen with players in the past - David Beckham or whoever it may be - it always does them good and helps them become a first team player.

"It gives them the little bit of experience at a little less intensity and little less quality arena, but nevertheless puts them in good stead for your first team. I think it's a really good thing for young players to go out and get some loan football.

"The reports coming back are very good. He's done well and we're very pleased with him. The more games he can get in this short space of time the better."

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