Moyes praises Coleman

Last updated : 22 March 2011 By Paul Jennings

David Moyes has praised Seamus Coleman for his rise from a part-time footballer to become a regular for Everton in his first proper season for the Toffees. Having also gained a cap against Wales last month life is looking up for the Donegal player. He was bought by Everton for £60,000 from Sligo Rovers 2 years ago in what must be one of the bargains of the season judging his displays for Everton. He scored a goal against Fulham in his right midfield role although Moyes seems unsure if he will stay in that position in the future.

He said on www.rte/sport/

"The level of where he has come from means he must be close to young player of the year."

"He's had no real footballing experience at this level, or any level at all, very little full-time training and very little technical work so we hope there is going to be more improvement." 'He's a right-back playing one on and he might be better one on; we don't know yet.

The above which is a stab at Sligo who in all fairness don't have the resources to be a full-tim club and Moyes himself would admit he got a bargain.

Moye's continued

"One of his biggest strengths is his lack of inhibitions carrying the ball. You won't get him to be the best passer and keeper of the ball, but he's given us something else and coming from deep will help him improve as a defender in years to come."

"He was sixty grand and he's done a brilliant job for us,He's been up and down but he's going to be up and down - you don't find an absolute diamond for that money. It's very rare that happens so there will be times when he doesn't look completely comfortable."

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