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Everton Loans Recap: Charsley makes Trotters debut, Mirallas features

How did Everton’s on-loan contingent do this weekend?

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Everton have added to their out-on-loan ranks during this January transfer window, but failed to elicit any goals from them over the weekend.

The highest profile move was that of Kevin Mirallas who returned to Olympiakos in Greece for his second debut. He played 85 minutes in a 2-0 win over bottom side Platanias to remain in third place.

Star-in-the-making attacking midfielder Kieran Dowell had a dour showing in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. While Dowell has excelled in phases in his role, he has also disappeared for stretches as well as he gets used to the physical workload, having already played in 31 games this season.

Forest appointed Aitor Karanka as their new manager after a series of poor performances saw the Reds drop to 15th place in the Championship despite starting the season strong. Hopefully Karanka can get Dowell some rest and help him recharge his batteries.

Harry Charsley made his Bolton Wanderers debut a day after signing for the club, playing 55 minutes in the middle of the park in a 2-0 defeat at Brentford. Antonee Robinson also featured for the Trotters as one of their better players in the loss, picking up a booking in the process. Bolton remain in the danger zone, just a point above the bottom three.

Tyias Browning did his best to stem the bleeding after a red card early in the second half saw Sunderland reduced to ten men, and the Black Cats eventually lost 4-0 to third-placed Cardiff. Brendan Galloway did not feature amidst talk of a return to Everton.

Ipswich Town won 1-0 away at Leeds United, with Callum Connolly playing the full ninety minutes for the Tractor Boys and picked up a booking. Matthew Pennington wasn’t in the squad for Leeds who drop out of the top six.

Joe Williams served the first game of his three-match suspension for his red card last time out as Barnsley drew 0-0 at home against high-flying League leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Finally, Henry Onyekuru was spotted in the city last week as he continues his rehabilitation from his knee injury, with surgery not required and the player could be fit to play within a couple of months - where he will play though has not been confirmed as yet.