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Everton Loans Recap: Vlasic One of Few Positives Over the Weekend

How did Everton’s loan players get on over the weekend?

FC Rubin Kazan vs PFC CSKA Moscow - Russian Premier League Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images

Everton now have a remarkable 12 players out on loan – with the potential for a couple more players to be added to that list in the next few days.

Some of the players should still have a future at Goodison Park, while others are just ticking down their Everton contracts and putting themselves in the shop window.

So just how did Everton’s loanees get on this week? Let’s find out…

The Youngsters

Henry Onyekuru

Expected to feature in Galatasaray’s Monday night clash with Alanyaspor following his goalscoring debut last weekend.

Antonee Robinson

After the euphoria of Wigan Athletic’s 3-0 crushing of a limp Stoke City in midweek, the Latics were nowhere near as impressive as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Robinson played the full 90 minutes again and put in a decent showing for Wigan, with a significantly improved passing accuracy of 72.7%.

Callum Connolly

Connolly was an unused substitute during Wigan’s defeat to QPR.

Nikola Vlasic

Vlasic played the full 90 minutes as CSKA Moscow came from behind to draw 1-1 with Rubin Kazan. The young Croatian put in another impressive performance in central midfield and was unlucky to hit the woodwork.

Although discarded by Marco Silva in the summer, let’s not rule out Vlasic returning to the Everton fold at some point.

Joe Williams

After joining Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan in midweek, Williams watched on from the bench as his new club crashed to a 3-0 defeat at home to Sheffield United. Can expect the tough-tackling midfielder to feature soon based on this performance.

The Deadwood

Ashley Williams

Was suspended for Stoke’s 2-0 win over Hull City at the weekend following his disastrous display in the 3-0 defeat by Wigan in midweek.

Cuco Martina

Made his Potters debut, starting at right-back as Stoke picked up their first win of the season. Martina put in a solid performance and contributed three key passes during the match – the joint highest on the pitch alongside Joe Allen.

Luke Garbutt

With Garbutt glued to the bench following some torrid displays for the U’s, Oxford United picked up their first win of the season as they beat Burton 3-1.

Shani Tarashaj

The injury-prone attacker sat out Grasshopper’s 2-1 win over FC Sion with yet another slight injury problem.

Kevin Mirallas

Didn’t make Fiorentina’s 22-man squad for their home opening 6-1 drubbing of Chievo. Assumed unfit, there’s been no statement from either Mirallas or Fiorentina regarding his absence.

Muhamed Besic

Started on the bench for Middlesbrough after completing his loan return to Teesside just the day before, but came on for the final 20 minutes and played a key part in his side’s 1-0 win.

With time running out and the game scoreless, Mo Besic’s delivery into the box from a free-kick fell to Daniel Ayala who scored the only goal of the game.

And, in true Besic fashion, he also picked up a yellow card in the dying stages.

Yannick Bolasie

After finally completing his season-long loan to Aston Villa the day before, Bolasie watched from the stands as his new side were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Reading.