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Everton Loans Recap: Mirallas picks up injury, little else to celebrate for Blues

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

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It was a tough weekend for most Everton players out on loan, but none had it worse than Kevin Mirallas. The Belgian winger had to leave Olympiakos’ 2-2 draw away at Atromitos after just 39 minutes, sustaining a contusion on his shoulder following a collision. Mirallas has been in indifferent form in the Greek Superleague since his return and fans have been growing restless with his performances. There’s no word on how long he’ll be out, but we’ll keep you posted here.

Sandro Ramirez did not see the pitch as Sevilla bounced back from a hammering last weekend to beat Girondin 1-0 in Spain’s La Liga. Ademola Lookman made another substitute appearance for Red Bull Leipzig, playing about a dozen minutes, but his club didn’t need his last minute heroics this weekend as they beat Augsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga.

Forward Henry Onyekuru remains out with his knee injury, but received more accolades last week as he was named Belgium’s ‘Talent of the Year’. There is still no word on when the player will resume training.

Muhamed Besic was the only Everton player to taste success in the Championship, with Middlesbrough winning 2-1 against Reading. The Bosnian midfielder stayed on the bench and is yet to feature for Boro.

Left back Antonee Robinson has continued to impress at Bolton Wanderers this season, and picked up another assist as he set up Adam Le Fondre for the Trotters’ only goal of the game. Harry Charsley was not in the matchday squad for Fulham as the game ended 1-1.

Sunderland made a remarkable comeback to share the points against promotion-chasing Bristol City, scoring three times in the last twenty minutes to finish 3-3. Tyias Browning played the full ninety minutes at right centerback in a five-man backline, while Brendan Galloway was not in the matchday squad.

Joe Williams is back from his three-game suspension and had another dominant midfield performance as Barnsley drew 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday. Fellow Blue Callum Connolly featured as left defensive midfielder for Ipswich Town in a 0-0 draw against Burton.

Kieran Dowell had a dismal game as Nottingham Forest slipped to their seventh loss in ten games, losing 2-0 at home to Hull. He has certainly looked like he needs a break having featured in every single game out of 36 that the Reds have played this season, and fans are starting to get impatient with the 20-year-old.

Defender Matthew Pennington made a return to the starting lineup for Leeds United, but the lilywhites lost at Sheffield United 2-1 as new manager Paul Heckingbottom got off to a losing start.

Finally, Boris Mathis is yet to make the squad for Northampton Town in League One while goalkeeper Louis Gray was on the bench for Carlisle United’s 1-1 draw against Colchester United in League Two.