Cumbrian defender Jarrad Branthwaite got his first taste of action in a PSV Eindhoven shirt last night.

The Wigton star, who is on a season-long loan from Everton, got some minutes into his legs in an outing for PSV's reserve side.

Branthwaite started the game for Jong PSV in a 1-1 draw against Willem II in the Eerste Divisie - the Dutch second tier.

The 20-year-old was given the first 45 minutes of the game before being substituted at the break.

Former Carlisle United man Branthwaite helped the PSV side reach the break at 0-0.

They went on to take the lead in the second half through Mathis Tielemans before Max Svensson earned a point for the hosts at the King Willem II Stadium.

Branthwaite will now hope to push his way into first-team contention at PSV after sealing his season-long move last month.

He has joined the Dutch side in search of further first-team experience.

The Premier League prospects' move to the Netherlands was greeted with excitement by his new club, who dubbed the Cumbrian the "English tank" upon announcing his signing.

PSV's Eredivisie top-flight league season gets under way today against FC Emmen, whilst they host Monaco next Tuesday in a bid to progress in the Champions League.

Their first leg game in Monaco in the third qualifying round finished 1-1.

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