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Everton must avoid sending Matthew Pennington back to Leeds United


Everton must avoid sending Matthew Pennington back to Leeds United

Everton will want the 23-year-old to play regular football, which looks unlikely at Leeds.

Everton defender Matthew Pennington may have only signed a new deal at the club this summer, but he is still being linked with a move away. The 23-year-old is still unlikely to get regular first-team football at Goodison Park. With that in mind, the likes of Wigan Athletic and Leeds United are said to be keen on the player. According to the Liverpool Echo, the two Championship sides are both keen on the player.

Leeds, of course, had him on loan last season. It was not an ideal spell, with injuries curtailing his development at Elland Road. This season, Everton must not send him to West Yorkshire.

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The reason why is that Pennington is unlikely to be a regular at Leeds. Leeds have started the season with Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper at centre-back, with Swedish international Pontus Jansson set to return.

Pennington would likely be a back-up, at least to the latter pair, and at 23-years-old he needs to be playing as a regular.


Everton left-back Antonee Robinson went straight into the Wigan line-up at the weekend and was superb for the newly promoted side.

Pennington would hopefully have a similar impact at the DW Stadium.

It did not work well for Pennington at Leeds last season. So why send him back? Everton should give him a chance elsewhere.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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