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Ex-Everton defender Ball heaps praise on youngster Galloway

Former Everton defender Michael Ball has heaped praise on promising left-back Brendan Galloway.


Following the long-term injury suffered by Leighton Baines, 19-year-old Galloway has filled in at left-back for Everton, with the young defender impressing with his mature performances.

Former Toffee Ball has also been left very impressed by Galloway's displays and has stated that the presence of the former MK Dons youngster means that the Toffees can take their time with the recovery of Baines.

Ball wrote in his column for theLiverpool Echo: "Brendan Galloway has grown into a man in these last few weeks. Ever since his performance against Chelsea, the teenager has grown in confidence and stature. His displays for Everton have been excellent.

"Even going forward, now, there is an obvious belief in what Galloway does. It is great to see from such a young man. With Leighton Baines out injured, Brendan has grabbed his opportunity with both hands and I can only see him going from strength to strength now.

"And what Galloway's performances have allowed Everton and Roberto Martinez to do is make sure Baines is 100% fit to come back.

"Baines does not need to be rushed back, he can take his time, play for the under-21s, build up his fitness at the right pace and be fully fit before he comes back into the side."

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