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In focus: Ethan Ebanks-Landell

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14 July 2017

Ebanks-Landell began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers, progressing through the Academy set-up at Molineux before turning professional in December 2010.

The defender enjoyed his first taste of senior action that same month, featuring on the first-team bench for the Premier League fixture with Birmingham City.

Ebanks-Landell spent the next 18 months playing regularly for Wolves’ Under-23s side, totalling 26 appearances and one goal. He also captained the side on two occasions - one of which was a 3-2 win over Chelsea.

Midway through the 2012/13 season, the Midlands-born centre-back joined Sky Bet League One outfit Bury on a loan. The-then 19-year-old made his Shakers debut away at Colchester United and went on to feature 24 times for the Greater Manchester club, including an appearance away at Stadium MK in January 2013 where helped Bury to a 1-1 draw.

Ebanks-Landell returned to Molineux ahead of the 2013/14 season and after an appearance on the bench, made his Wolves debut in a 2-1 away win at Bradford City in October.

A few weeks later, he scored his first senior goal - a 76th-minute winner in a 1-0 victory away at Notts County. That goal was one of two the towering centre-half scored that season, helping Wolves to the Sky Bet League One title.

He remained part of the first-team fold during the 2014/15 campaign, making 14 Sky Bet Championship appearances and netting a further two goals.

The following season proved to Ebanks-Landell’s most illustrious in a Wolves shirt as he played 21 times in the league and a further four games in all competitions. He also captained the side to a 2-1 win over his former side Bury in the EFL Cup.

Despite a strong 2015/16 campaign, Ebanks-Landell made a loan switch to Sheffield United in September 2016 in order to gain regular first-team football.

His first Blades appearance came as a substitute in a 2-1 win at Gillingham but after that the imposing defender remained a regular fixture in Chris Wilder’s starting XI, tallying 34 appearances and five goals in all competitions, playing a key role in United’s title success.


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