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After five-goal August bonanza Nathan Broadhead needs a new direction in January

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Back in August one of Everton’s talented youngsters scored five goals in a behind-closed-doors friendly. 

An Everton XI smashed Runcorn Town 7-1 at Finch Farm with several of the clubs young players who had returned from loan spells after a truncated Football League season in action. 

Nathan Broadhead was the player in question, putting behind him a disappointing end to his loan spell at Burton Albion.  

The Welshman had a fine start to life with the Brewers but dropped out of first-team contention after a hamstring injury picked up in February. 

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So Broadhead’s form in this friendly showcased just what he is capable of when given the chance. 

Unfortunately, Everton could not find a team willing to take a chance on his talent in the summer transfer window.

Now, with January approaching, Everton have a decision to make with the 22-year-old. 

He has not scored for the under-23s in PL2 action this season and Everton clearly have no long-term plans for the Welsh youth star. 

His contract expires in the summer and finding him a permanent home this winter might be the best move for all parties involved. 

Wherever he does end up, we no doubt hope that Broadhead can find some more of that five-goal form he showcased so elegantly in August.

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