Former Everton striker Tom Cannon delivered a two-word message to his teammate on social media upon the renewal of his two-year contract.

Former Everton striker Tom Cannon tweeted Billy Crellin a two-word message after the goalkeeper renewed his contract at Goodison Park.

The now-Leicester City man praised the young goalkeeper on Instagram (20 September) after he signed a two-year contract extension with the Merseyside club.

Cannon joined Everton in the summer after a successful Championship loan at Preston North End, while Crellin awaits his senior Toffees debut.

One for the future, Crellin will be eager to make his senior Everton debut, but with Jordan Pickford and Joao Virginia ahead of him, the 23-year-old will have to wait. The social media outpouring of congratulations for the young goalkeeper indicates that he is a well-liked asset at Goodison Park, with first-team player Lewis Dobbin sharing their excitement regarding his new contract.

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That being said, the former Bolton loanee has earned himself numerous appearances for England’s youth set-up with his last appearance being for the under-20s in 2019, showing his significant potential. Cannon played with Crellin regularly in the past two seasons in the Premier League 2, ending their campaign last season in a respectable eighth place. The striker has since moved on to senior football in the Championship but is yet to make an appearance for the Foxes.

Crellin, meantime, is confident of seeing first-team action soon but has admitted that he is considering another loan transfer in January. According to the Liverpool Echo (20 September), he stated, “[I’d like to] get to January and go out on loan and show everyone here at the club what I can do.” Then return the following season and proceed from there.”

He sees a bright future in Merseyside, but his path to first-team football may be a long one.

In other Everton news, Jim White has issued a “cliff-edge” assessment of the club’s financial predicament.

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