Fox Off To Scotland

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 possible.

"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.

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