Galloway Eager For More

by Daniel Alston
@efc_danalston

Brendan Galloway wants to build on 'the best two weeks of his life' as the 2015/16 season draws closer.

An Everton debut in the Premier League, coupled with a Goodison Park bow and clinching the Club's Under-21 Player of the Season award all made for a brilliant end to the 2014/15 campaign for the 19-year-old.

Such ascension was reward for his high level of performances in the Under-21s following his August 2014 arrival.

And having undergone the first week of pre-season with the young Blues in Austria, Galloway states he is determined to carry on where he left off.

"I always reflect on things," he told evertontv. "I enjoyed it all and it makes me more hungry for this season. That was the best two weeks of my life and I want it to happen a lot more this year.

"The coaches told me I'd done well, to keep my head down and if I did that, the opportunity would come again, so I've had my head down this week in Austria and worked as hard as I can to impress.

"I had a nice break - I went away with my friends and family for a bit. It's always good to take your mind off football but I'm happy to be back and training again.

"I'm feeling good. We're back at it now so I'm fully focused for the Season and challenges ahead."

Following the Zimbabwe-born defender's emergence into the first team, Galloway was publicly praised by manager Roberto Martinez and Under-21 head coach David Unsworth.

Such is the humble nature of the England Under-19 international, he remains keen to return that praise in gratitude for their tutelage.

"They are two great coaches and I worked with both of them a lot last season," he added.

"David Unsworth played in the same position and played a lot of games in the Premier League for Everton. He passes his experience on to me and lets me know what it's like to be a Premier League defender. I'm really thankful for that.

"Roberto is a great manager. He knows his stuff and it's really good to be learning from the best."

Galloway's versatility helped hand him his senior chances, having played at centre-half and left full-back in his early time with the Toffees' development side.

He explained: "I'd played at left-back for Indy - he'd seem me play there and he wanted me to get really comfortable at both positions, so when I got the opportunity, I felt comfortable. It wasn't anything new to me.

"I really like to play out from the back when it's right - so does Unsy. He wants us to do it and be composed on the ball. That helps us when we play in the first team because that's the style we play here at Everton.

"Now I'm looking forward to getting minutes and getting really fit again. Games always help and are the best way to get your fitness up."

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