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PremierLeague-News.Com - Nathan Broadhead played a crucial role as Everton U23s beat Manchester United on Monday evening in Southport, but not just because he bagged all three goals on the night
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Among what was a great performance all round for Everton's under-23s as they beat Manchester United on Monday evening, it was clear who'd be getting the headlines. Nathan Broadhead was on fire up front in what was a fluid 5-4-1 system from the young Blues. He bagged a hat-trick and could really have got even more than that on the night as well. And his performance speaks to a manner and desire that is important for the club to have at all levels of their setup. You could understand if the Welshman would perhaps be a little disappointed that he couldn't secure a loan move in the January transfer window. Read More Related Articles Mason Holgate makes Everton motivation claim after Liverpool antics from Jurgen Klopp Read More Related Articles LIVE Everton new stadium latest special planning meeting updates Other stars of the U23s setup such as Jarrad Branthwaite and Ellis Simms were snapped up by lower league teams, but this time nothing was forthcoming for Everton's exciting forward. His spell at Burton Albion last term was a promising one and earned him some minutes for the first team in pre-season, but this campaign has been solely focused with David Unsworth's side up to this point. But what's important is that, even if he was feeling disappointed in any stretch by his situation, he didn't let that show on the pitch at all. Everton coach Francis Jeffers told the ECHO following the match: "To be honest I couldn't really comment on that [possible disappointment], I don't know what Broady's thinking is. "But it doesn't look like he's got any hangover from that! It doesn't look like he's disappointed because he's putting a great shift in, getting goals and looks like he's enjoying what we're doing." Playing up front on your own can often be a challenge but it was one that Broadhead rose up to take head-on. He was tireless in working United's centre-backs, dropping back to try and create space for on-rushing midfielders and also making sure he was right in the box at the perfect opportunities. And, of course, the 22-year-old picked up some great reward for his efforts with three very different goals on the night. Nathan Broadhead controls the ball during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Manchester United The first goal was similar in some respects to Richarlison's opener at Anfield. A lovely through ball from Rhys Hughes, a great run in behind the defence from Broadhead - the only difference was the Wales under-21 international chose a delicate chip over the goalkeeper to score. His second strike was opportunistic, coming as the young Blues broke down the right flank and Einar Iversen's tenacity eventually saw the ball fall to Broadhead who slotted home. The third even showed a predatory instinct, making sure he was in the right place as a corner was flicked on at the near post to give him the easiest of headers to secure the points for his side. On another night he could well have ended up with at least five to his name, if he'd managed to bag headers at the beginning and end of the second half.
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. "He always does [work hard]. He's a great lad," Jeffers added. "I love working with him. He's honest, he's a good footballer, and apart from his goals you know what you're going to get out of him - which is hard work, honesty and a real quality. "He's great to have in the team and he's an example for these younger ones - Isaac Price, Thierry Small, Tyler Onyango - of what you've got to do week in, week out.
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"You've got to put a shift in first and foremost, and Broady led by example tonight." That's the important point. Broadhead is one of the experienced heads for the under-23s now, even more so after his stint on loan at Burton last term. There will be the taste for first-team football and perhaps even a disappointment that he's not already playing it, but that's the attitude that a lot of players in that side should have. He is certainly asking the question with his performances. After all, the U23s setup is primarily to produce players for the Everton first team. If they don't have senior football as their goal now, then they're not ready. Broadhead's attitude and commitment were an example to young members of the squad getting their first real runs in the side thanks to loans elsewhere for other players. If they can all have the same desire and work ethic as Broadhead, then they'll stand themselves in fantastic stead for the future.
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