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Everton confirm new deal for striker

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Young Everton forward Courtney Duffus has become the latest academy graduate to sign a new contract at Goodison Park.

The 19-year-old, who was a member of the Under-18 squad that won the U18 Premier League title in 2014, has signed a two-year contract extension.

Duffus joined Everton alongside younger brother Tyrone from Cheltenham Town in the summer of 2012.

Duffus gained some competitive experience with a loan spell at League Two side Bury in January before being named on the bench for Everton's Europa League tie at Young Boys in March.

He came close to making his senior debut in that game but was forced to return to the bench when defender John Stones was sent off midway through the second half, altering Roberto Martinez's plans.

A knee injury cut his 2014-15 season short but the young forward is hopeful of returning in September where he will look to establish himself in the Under-21 squad as well as targeting a first-team debut.