Everton product Daniel Bramall is training with non-league side Matlock Town following his release by the Toffees.
The Sheffield-born winger was out of contract at the end of the 2018/19 season and left the club after six-years at Finch Farm, having joined the Blues from Chesterfield at the age of 14.
Bramall trained with Sheffield Wednesday in April and featured for their Under 23s against Nottingham Forest, before later re-joining Chesterfield on trial, although neither side sought to take up their option to sign the 20-year-old.
He has now joined Northern Premier Division side Matlock Town in a bid to earn a contract with the Autoworld Arena natives as a free agent, with a Gladiators source confirming that Bramall’s trial is open-ended.
The versatile right-winger, who was also deployed at right-back and in midfield throughout his time in the Blues academy, was named on the Gladiators’ bench against Loughborough on Saturday, although he failed to earn an appearance under new Matlock Town boss Steve Kittrick.
Bramall was known for his high-energy game under David Unsworth, after breaking into the Toffees’ Under 23s at the tail end of the 2017/18 season with a string of mesmerising displays.
His potential was not fulfilled before his release at the end of June, however, which meant his Blues career came to an end with seven goals and nine assists to his name after becoming a fringe option of our junior ranks.
Everton also parted ways with U23s striker Bassala Sambou this summer, after the Hannover, Germany-born striker rejected a new contract.