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Everton send young striker out on loan

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Everton forward Conor McAleny has joined Championship side Charlton Athletic on loan until November 7.

The temporary move to the Valley will McAleny's fourth loan move, having played for Scunthorpe, Brentford and Cardiff over the past three years.

His loan move to Brentford in 2013 was cut short when he suffered a broken leg, ruling him out for the entire season. His move to Cardiff last season was more successful, scoring twice in eight appearances.

The 23-year-old has only made three senior appearances for Everton, the last being against Krasnodar in the Europa League last December.

He did play a more active role with the senior team during pre-season, scoring against Swindon and Dundee, but has yet to feature this term.

This latest move must raise doubts over whether McAleny will ever make the grade at Everton because at 23 he really should be playing regular senior football in order to continue his development.

Lets hope this loan move is a success so he can either return to Goodison ready to compete for a first-team place or he finds himself a decent club lower down the league ladder.