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Evans Arrives On Loan

Everton Youngster Becomes Second Deadline Day Signing

31 January 2019

Blackpool Football Club is pleased to confirm the loan signing of Antony Evans from Everton for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or forward, becomes the club’s second deadline-day signing following the arrival of Matty Virtue.

On the books at Goodison Park since the age of nine, the highly-rated prospect has been a key player in The Toffees’ under-23s side and was also handed the captain’s armband last year.

Evans’ previous loan experience came with Morecambe in the 2016/17 season, scoring twice in 14 appearances.

One of those goals came against Blackpool, who he has already faced twice in his early career, having also featured against the club for Everton’s under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Manager Terry McPhillips said:

“I’ve known Antony a long time and followed his progress. He’s someone I rate highly, and I have no doubt that he will add goals and assists to the team. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring him in.”

Antony Evans added:

“This (move) is what I needed at this stage of the season. I’d previously had a loan spell a couple of seasons ago and this is now the right thing for me to do again. I’m made up to be here.”  

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