Young Toffees skipper targets senior step-up

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Everton U18 captain Jake Bidwell is hoping to make an impact at senior level for the Toffees.

The Academy player of the year enjoyed another impressive season with the youth team, and as a first step plans to graduate from former defender Alan Stubbs' team to the reserves.

A first team debut against BATE Borisov in the Europa League back in 2009 gave the young defender a taste of senior action, and Bidwell knows that anything could happen if he performs well in the second string.

“The aim next year is to kick on and hold down a regular place in the reserve team and, if I keep working hard enough, then who knows after that?,” said Bidwell.


“It was a great end to the season for me with winning the awards and obviously winning the league with the lads as well. It has been the biggest achievement for me personally so far but hopefully it is all just the start for me.”

The England U18 international may have one less player to compete against at Goodison Park next season though, with Fenerbache continuing their pursuit of Joseph Yobo.

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