Chaddy Hints At Exit

Nick Chadwick has given his biggest hint yet that he may have to finally walk away from Goodison Park.

The 21-year-old has made no secret of the fact that he has been continually frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities but he has always vowed to fight for his chance.

Chadwick's attitude hasn't altered but as he approaches his 22nd birthday next week his outlook is starting to change and he realises that first team football is becoming a necessity.

He told evertonfc.com: "I've clung onto that hope for a few seasons now and it hasn't really materialised. But I'm never going to give up on that for as long as I'm here.

"That's something that I'm always going to be working towards but sometimes you need to step back and take an objective look to see what you can do to help yourself because I don't think playing in the reserves for a season longer would help my whole career.

"I'm nearly 22 now, I've been out on loan a few times but I've got to be realistic and look at it and think it might not happen for me here."

Chadwick, who scored in last night's 3-1 win over Aston Villa reserves, has already held discussions over what the future holds for him at Goodison.

Nick Chadwick is congratulated after his goal

A second-string regular for over four years he has made just a handful of senior starts and he knows that if the current situation continues it could have a damaging effect on his long-term career.

"As a player I don't think I can play reserve team football for much longer," he admitted. "It's been four seasons now and anybody will tell you that playing in the reserves for that long doesn't do anyone's career any good.

"I've spoken to the people that matter at the club about it. Everybody knows where everybody else stands, so we'll be seeing what happens in January.

"It's all about being out there and being at the sharp end of the game and being there to be judged."

Chadwick's record this season doesn't read too badly, having played one and scored one after coming on as a substitute in the Carling Cup game with Bristol City.

The Blues are back in League Cup action next week against Preston North End at Goodison and Chaddy is desperate for another opportunity to try and impress in the senior set-up.

"Perhaps the Carling cup is something that I'm looking at," he continued. "I played in the last game and scored so I'm hopeful that perhaps I'll be included again."

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