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"I really want to impress at Everton but who knows what the future holds." Matthew Pennington

8 May 2015

The defender didn't rule out a return to City next season but wants to keep impressing at Everton...

Matthew Pennington revealed that he wants to stay at Everton in the long run but hasn't ruled out a return to the Sky Blues.

The 20-year old played 25 times for City this season and won the club's Young Player of the Year award.

The defender, who is currently rehabbing his ankle after picking up the injury in the 3-1 defeat to Crewe, admits he is happy at Everton and wants to impress there, although he is unsure what the future holds.

"Well I'm rehabbing my ankle at the moment and it's fairly boring really!" He said.

"I can't really focus on anything else but in the long run I would love to stay at Everton and hope I can impress here.

"Who know what the future holds though, I'm open to things. Ideally I'd like to stay at Everton but we'll have to see. First things first I have to get back to 100% fitness and take it from there really."

"You never know what will happen, as I said before I have enjoyed my time with Coventry City and we'll see what happens when I'm fit."

Pennington, who originally joined the club in November, worked closely with Tony Mowbray during the back-end of his time with City.

He admitted he enjoyed working with Mowbray and would like to see him in place for next season.

Pennington continued: "I know he's only been with the club a short period, but it's been great working with him.

"You can tell he is a football man and loves the game, he's instilled that passion into the squad and he's done a great job. He's done what has been required and kept the club up and he would be a great appointment.

"I've enjoyed working under him obviously as a defender you can learn off him and he's been great. His enthusiasm on the training pitch is great to see and hopefully he can stay and get the club back up the table." 

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