EVERTON forward Hallam Hope has signed on loan for Bury until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old Toffees striker goes straight into the squad to face Northampton Town on Saturday, a club he has already played for on loan this season.

Hallam, who has scored 18 goals in 32 matches for England at various levels, from Under-16s up to U19s, helped Everton to the National Academy title in 2011.

He has since played for the Premier League club’s reserves, but is yet to make his first-team debut.

Earlier this season, the youngster scored for the Cobblers on his debut during a month’s loan and went on to make three appearances for the struggling side.

His capture marks an exhaustive search by Bury boss David Flitcroft to bring in attacking reinforcements before the closure of today's loan window.