Reece Welch

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Huddersfield-born Reece Welch has been with Everton since the age of seven and is an England youth international.  
A classy centre-back, Welch made his Everton Men's Senior Team debut in March 2022, coming on as a late substitute in the Blues' 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory over Boreham Wood.  
His maiden senior appearance was just reward for his fine form for the Blues' Under-21 team and he continued to feature in Senior matchday squads until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.  
Welch's impressive progress throughout his time in the Academy saw him sign a first professional contract with Everton in September 2020, penning a three-year deal.  
The 2020/21 season was filled with notable milestones for Welch. Having established himself as a key player in the Everton Under-18s side, he was named in the Blues' First-Team matchday squad for the Toffees' games against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur in April 2021.  
Welch also made his maiden appearances for Everton Under-21s in 2020/21 - playing four Premier League 2 games. He netted his first goal for the Under-21s as the young Blues rounded off the season with a 4-0 home win over Southampton.  
The defender, who has regularly represented his country at age group level, is a current England Under-20 international.  
Welch was given his maiden Senior start in August 2022 for Everton's Carabao Cup victory at Fleetwood Town.  
After being a regular in matchday squads and training sessions, Welch was awarded a new four-year contract in October 2022.  
Since Sean Dyche’s arrival, Welch has continued to be a part of the Senior-Team matchday squads and training sessions.  
In the 22/23 season, Welch was a dominant member of the Under-21s team with 27 appearances.