Talented forward Hornby joined Everton from Northampton Town at Under-14 level.
Initially a midfielder, Hornby has developed into a skilful and powerful number nine. He is a current Scotland Under-21 international.
After finishing the 2016/17 campaign with 13 goals in 17 appearances for the Blues’ Under-18 side, Hornby started the following season in similar goalscoring form – and was soon promoted to the Under-23 set-up.
The frontman’s impressive displays for David Unsworth’s side saw him handed a senior debut when Everton travelled to Apollon Limassol for their final Europa League group game in December 2017, starting the game in the Toffees' 3-0 victory.
Hornby went on to enjoy an excellent second half of the campaign with the Under-23s. His link-up play, touch and strength were standout features as he led the line for the young Blues with confidence and authority.
The striker’s development was recognised when he won the prestigious Keith Tamlin award at the end of season Academy Awards. The accolade honours a player for their “excellence, attitude and application” during their time in the Academy.
Hornby's impressive progress was rewarded as he signed a new three-year contract in the summer of 2018.
He has continued to go from strength to strength in the 2018-19, with his performances at international level particularly catching the eye. He hit five goals in the space of two games for Scotland Under-21s in September, helping them to successive victories over Andorra and Holland.
Contracted until: June 2021