David Moyes has given reserve team regular Daniel Fox permission
to join Scottish side Stranraer until the end of the season.
Officials from the Bells Second Division side contacted the
Blues last week and Fox will now make his way to Stair Park to
start his temporary career north of the border.
Moyes has allowed Fox to depart as he bids to get him much
needed first team experience after an impressive campaign for
Everton's second string.
The 18-year-old left-sided defender has started all but two of
this season's games for the reserves and was rewarded for his
efforts with a place on the first team bench for the game against
Aston Villa last October.
He told evertonfc.com: "The manager pulled me into his
office on Saturday before the Sunderland game and said there was a
team interested in taking me to Scotland to give me experience.
"Just getting first team experience is bound to benefit any
young player and hopefully I can get some under my belt as soon as
"It has been frustrating because the team are doing so well
and maybe this time last year there may have been opportunities.
But with reserve team football you can play one week and then there
may not be another game for a few weeks."
Ahead of his move to Scotland Fox admitted that he needed to
bring his knowledge of the Scottish game up to speed, though he did
reveal that if new Scotland boss Walter Smith was looking for
reinforcements he would be available.
He added: "To be perfectly honest I don't know a great
deal about Scottish football but I am eligible to play for Scotland
because of my granddad."
Fox is now set to make his debut for 'The Blues' against
Forfar Athletic at Station Park on Saturday.