Date: 24th March 2016 at 3:09pm
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Walsall have today beaten off fierce competition to sign highly rated Everton youngster Matthew Pennington on loan until the end of the season.

Pennington joined Coventry City on loan last term and went onto scoop their young player of the year award.

Pennington joined Everton at the age of 11. In July 2013, he signed a new contract which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2015, followed by a 3-year deal taking him to 2018. He played in two friendlies during July 2015 against Dundee and Leeds United and then made his full debut against Barnsley in the Capital One Cup on 26 August 2015.

He joined Tranmere on loan in 2013/14 and played seventeen times scoring two goals.

He has also played for England Under 19’s.

Pennington will wear the number five shirt.