Joseph Anderson

Stalybridge-born Anderson joined Everton at the age of 15.

Having previously played as a left-sided midfielder and left-back, Anderson moved to centre-half while playing for Everton Under-18s during the 2018/19 campaign.

He excelled in that position, helping Paul Tait's team achieve a third-place finish in the U18 Premier League (North) and reach the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

The defender saw his development rewarded as he signed a first professional contract at Everton in summer 2019, penning a two-year deal until the end of June 2021.