Writes: Evan Halliday
Everton had an impressive season last year achieving a league and cup double, earning themselves a spot in the 2024 Champions League.
After such a successful campaign, expectations will have risen and the young Amputoffees
squad will be rigorously preparing for the first round of league fixtures coming up this
Involved in those preparations will be defender Sean Jackson, who has finally come to the
end of his road to recovery after rupturing his ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament) while representing his national team at the 2022 World Cup.
Signed by Everton the season before last, it’s been a lengthy road to recovery for Jackson who missed the whole of the 2023 campaign and instead watched on from the sidelines.
It was a campaign that the defender would’ve loved to be involved in on the pitch, with the Merseyside club having lifted the league title as well as the FA Disability Cup.
However, Jackson is hopeful for more of the same as he aims to make his Everton debut on Saturday, he said: “It was hard to be on the sidelines and just having to watch the lads, I wanted to be involved, on the pitch playing football.
“I signed for Everton in the summer of 2022 but haven’t had the chance to put
the shirt on yet. I’m looking forward to playing under a new coach, a new group
of players albeit many of them play alongside me with England and aim to be a part of another successful season for the club.”
Although signed 18 months ago, the defender will be like a new signing for the toffees and
brings experience and composure on the ball to the Blues’ back-line, and could have an
immediate impact being able to link up with some of his England teammates on a more
It’s a big year ahead for Everton and Jackson but they’ll have every confidence they can
add more silverware to their collection.