League One transfer latest: Everton finally land MK Dons youngster

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Everton's big capture of the summer came on Wednesday as Romelu Lukaku returned to the club from Chelsea, but manager Roberto Martinez has a strong commitment to youth after the success of John Stones and Ross Barkley last season. Now he's swooped to sign MK Dons defender Brendan Galloway, with the 18-year-old tipped to have a big future ahead of him.

"It means an awful lot to me coming to such a great Club," Galloway said. "I'm now looking forward to learning off some of the more senior players - the likes of Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka. I've been watching them for years now and they're great professionals, great players - players who have been there and done it. That's a big thing for me to be able to learn off guys like that."

Sheffield United are tipped to be one of the frontrunners in League One this season, having strengthened their squad with the likes of Craig Alcock, Chris Basham, James Wallace and Jamal Campbell-Ryce to name but a few, though manager Nigel Clough still wants to sign another striker.

Local press are now reporting that the club are in advanced talks to sign NEC Nijmegen striker Michael Higdon. The 30-year-old, formerly of Crewe, Falkirk, St. Mirren and Motherwell, has impressed in Holland having hit 14 goals in 32 games, but NEC's relegation means he could return to England. and the Blades look poised to make the big man their latest capture.

Elsewhere, promoted Fleetwood Town handed Scotland international Stephen Crainey a return to the Fylde coast. The former Blackpool left back was released by Wigan at the end of last season, and Cod Army manager Graham Alexander was happy to land the experienced defender.

"We have had our eye on trying to improve the squad. Every manager is the same and we thought we needed to bring in some more added quality and experience," said Alexander. "Stephen Crainey certainly provides that, he has played at the top level and he is still hungry for success. He is chomping at the bit and he can’t wait to get started."

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