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Brendan Galloway returns to Everton from loan spell at West Brom with glowing praise from boss Tony Pulis

Everton's Zimbabwe-born defender Brendan Galloway

11/04/2017 00:00:00
by UK media
Everton defender Brendan Galloway
  • Galloway has returned to Everton even through he can't play for the senior side
  • Defender remains registered with the Baggies who paid £1m to take him on loan
  • The 21-year-old will join up with the U23 squad for final two games of the season
EVERTON defender Brendan Galloway has been allowed to return from his ill-fated loan spell at West Bromwich Albion to play for the Goodison club's U23s. 

Zimbabwe-born Galloway had an excellent breakthrough season at Everton last year but has struggled for game time at the Hawthorns though Tony Pulis said: 'He’s an absolute pleasure to work with. 

"Of course he would have wanted to play more but he has found it very difficult in competition with Allan Nyom and Chris Brunt performing so well there. 

"He is top lad with a great career ahead of him."

Galloway played for Everton’s under-23s against Spurs on Monday night and will be part of their squad for the final two games of the season.

The England U21 international, however, is not eligible to play for Everton’s senior side has he remains registered with the Baggies who paid £1m to take him on loan for the campaign.



AFTER playing well against Middlesbrough in September, Brendan Galloway made a minor, but costly mistake at Bournemouth.

Tony Pulis pulled Galloway off during the win over West Ham the following week after another error was punished.


The 21-year-old didn't play a single minute more of Premier League action for West Bromwich Albion .

And there's no chance that statistic will change now Galloway has returned to parent club Everton for the remainder of the season.

Galloway's expulsion underlines just how ruthless and uncompromising Pulis can be.

For those that don't recall, the England Under 21 international was slow to cut out the cross that led to Callum Wilson's winner at the Vitality Stadium.

He then committed a similar error against West before conceding the penalty that offered the Hammers hope of an unlikely comeback after being 4-0 down.

The Welshman gave Galloway a second chance, but wasn't prepared to give him a third.

That said, the performances of Allan Nyom, who replaced Galloway in the West Ham game, also had a massive bearing on the Everton man's continued absence.

For all of his excellent permanent signings, Pulis has a dreadful track record in the loan market since taking over at Albion.

Galloway, who will only be eligible for Everton's Under 23s for the rest of the season, joins Serge Gnabry and Alex Pritchard on the flop list.

It would be harsh to brand Marc Wilson a failure given he hasn't yet played for the club.

We'll never really know with regards to Wilson because it doesn't look like he'll ever be called upon.

Sandro is perhaps the only loan acquisition that made an impact.

Pulis never had any personal issues with Galloway, he left him out purely for footballing reasons.

Galloway has found out, just like Callum McManaman and Sebastian Pocognoli, how unforgiving football can be when you're not one of Pulis' favourites.

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