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Everton U21 coach David Unsworth hails ‘old fashioned’ Tyias Browning

The young full back has impressed for the Blues, something his U21 coach is not surprised by.

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Everton U21 boss David Unsworth has praised Tyias Browning following his step up in the Everton senior side.

With regular full back Seamus Coleman having been out injured for the last month, Browning has enjoyed an extended period in the first team.

He has looked at home as well, enjoying a stellar afternoon against Swansea's Jefferson Montero, while he was also equally capable in the Merseyside derby before the international break.

He has already received big backing from manager Roberto Martinez, who has labelled him as the best one vs one defender currently on the club's books.

Many were surprised by the ease of his transition into Premier League football, but Unsworth, who has worked with him for several years, was not one of them.

"He's a old-fashioned defender who absolutely loves defending," he told Everton's official website.

"In an age where the modern defender wants to come out with the ball, join in with the midfield and get forward, Tyias is an out-and-out defender.

"His pace and power are his obvious massive plus-points and strengths. If you can't beat him with pace, you can't outmuscle him either. When you are as big and strong as Tyias, it takes a lot to get past him; an unbelievable amount of skill - or luck!"

In Coleman's absence, Browning has certainly been impressive to say the least.

While he is unlikely to feature once the Irishman returns to fitness, potentially this weekend against Manchester United, that should not be something to discourage him.

Instead, it is encouraging to know there is another young name at Everton who is more than ready to make the step up when called upon again.