Date: 4th September 2018 at 7:00am
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Everton centre-half Matthew Pennington made a late transfer window switch out to Ipswich Town last week prior to the loan window closing, and his first test in their colours came in an East Anglian derby against Norwich City at the weekend.

Making his starting debut for them despite barely having time to settle in at the club, like all derby clashes, it has an edge to it and Pennington quickly stepped up to put in an impressive showing on Sunday as both sides played out a 1-1 draw.

Ipswich wasn’t an expected destination for the 23-year-old as a return to Leeds United appeared to be more on the cards, but taking to social media following the game to thank his new fans for the welcome he received – well it went over incredibly well.

With only a handful of appearances to his name at Everton, whether the Academy graduate’s future lies with us is open for debate, but it suits all parties if he gets a good chunk of game time under his belt during this spell as he needs to be making his breakthrough properly next season given his age, or we look to do a deal that suits us financially and he looks to make a future for himself elsewhere.