Everton’s young teenage striker Shayne Lavery is hoping he can follow in the footsteps of Seamus Coleman.
The Northern Irish striker has so far failed to break into the first-team squad but it is early days following his move from Glenavon in 2015 and he has played in David Unsworth’s Under-23 side.
The 17-year-old wants to follow in the footsteps of Coleman, who also moved to England from Ireland, and made a success of the move by making himself a regular for both club and country.
“Last year I was in and out of the U21s and when you’re with them you sometimes play games against the first team,” Lavery told the Echo.
“I was up against Coleman. He’s fast – very fast! He talks to the Irish lads and looks out for you, he’s a sound guy.”