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Tyias Browning looks to play more after derby debut

The defender impressed in the Merseyside derby and now looks for more first-team minutes.

Christian Hofer

20-year-old Liverpool native Tyias Browning made his Everton debut in the most tense of situations, coming on down a goal to Liverpool at Anfield. But the young defender managed to put aside his nerves with an impressive performance, replacing veteran Tony Hibbert and contributing to Phil Jagielka's equalizing goal.

Blues' boss Roberto Martinez showed confidence in the young defender, and praised him after the game:

"Tyias Browning showed an incredible composure, great pace and gave us real penetration down that side. I thought Tony Hibbert and Tyias Browning did an incredible job for us."

Browning discussed his debut on the Everton website:

"When I was told I was going on, it was nerves more than anything. It was a big game to come into but I thought I did well and it was a good result for us in the end."

Having played for the first time with the first-team, now Browning is looking for more minutes at that level:

"I was pleased with myself and hopefully I did enough to get selected again. I just need to wait for my next opportunity now and hopefully take it when it comes."

Those minutes could come as early as Thursday, when the Toffees travel to Russia to take on FC Krasnodar.