Hughes pens Toffees deal
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton's Mark Hughes has put pen to paper on his first professional contract.Everton youngster Mark Hughes has put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract at Goodison Park.
The defender has progressed through the club's youth ranks and gone from Under-18 level to The Toffees' reserve team.
Hughes has revealed the last 12 months have been a struggle and he is delighted to have committed his future to the club.
"I'm really pleased because the last year or so has been hard work for me," said Hughes to the club's official website.
"The aim now is to try and get another contract at the end of this one and I know that the real hard work starts now.
"All I can do is keep playing well on a Saturday for the Academy team and try to take every chance I get at reserve level."
The news of Hughes' decision to sign with Everton is yet another boost for the club with David Moyes' side currently riding high in The Premiership.