Everton have 14 players out-on-loan, so let’s a quick spin and look at how they all did this last weekend for their respective sides.
Kieran Dowell – Derby County
Derby battled to just their third win of the season, and Dowell sat this one out for the third straight game as the Rams jumped to a 2-0 lead before letting Birmingham City tie the game, but a late winner got beleaguered Phillip Cocu a crucial three points.
Dowell has only one assist in his six appearances, and it appears with the pressure his manager is facing after a run of bad results, he won’t be getting too much playing time in the near future either.
Joao Virginia – Reading
The young goalie was left out of the Championship side’s matchday squad altogether after his gaffe in the Carabao Cup loss against Wolverhampton midweek handed Wolves their opener.
Manager Jose Gomes said of his decision to drop the teenager -
”Sometimes the best way to alleviate the pressure for a player is to take him out of the scenario where he can feel pressure, so he can rest and recover.
”We can’t forget we’re talking about someone who is 19 and he needs time to recover and find himself again.
”He has a long career in front of him and this is just a small step for him - some movements in that step were not so good but I think he will grow again.”
This loan has not gone well at all for Virginia, but this also looks like growing pains and should he learn from them, will only make him mentally stronger as that’s where his issue seems to be now.
Nathan Broadhead – Burton Albion
The forward has come back from his injury with a vengeance, and went one better than most of his Everton teammates potting the second as Burton completed a 2-0 giantkilling midweek to knock out AFC Bournemouth of the Carabao Cup.
Oh, there was also 28 minutes added on in this game, with floodlight failures stopping the game thrice.
Jonjoe Kenny – Schalke 04
The fullback won the duel against his former Everton teammate Ademola Lookman, beating RB Leipzig 3-1. Kenny had a decent game for his loan side, and negated any threat Lookman posed after the 60th minute, and actually registered two shots, while the winger managed none.
Kenny has played every single minute of the season so far for Schalke, picking up a goal and two assists in seven games.
Josh Bowler – Hull City
The forward is starting to make a spot for himself with the Tigers, coming on as a second half substitute in a 2-2 draw against Cardiff, managing one shot and two dribbles in that time, playing on his favoured right side.
Started the League Cup game against Preston North End but was withdrawn at the hour mark for one-time Everton target Jarrod Bowen, who nabbed the crucial equalizer that preceded a penalty shootout loss. Former Blue midfielder Ryan Ledson scored one of the spotkicks for the winning side.
Korede Adedoyin – Hamilton Academical
The 18-year-old winger is yet to make a matchday squad for the Scottish side.
Fraser Hornby – KV Kortrijk
Hornby is making an impression in Belgium, grabbing a goal and an assist in Kortrijk’s 3-1 win over RFC Seraing in the Cup, but played just over an hour in a 2-0 loss against Gent over the weekend.
Callum Connolly – Lincoln City
Connolly got off to a good start with the Imps getting an assist on debut, but since then things haven’t gotten better. Lincoln haven’t won in their last five League One fixtures and have dropped to tenth from second; it’s no coincidence that the slump started with the Cowley brothers leaving for Sheffield Wednesday and Michael Appleton taking over.
Luke Garbutt – Ipswich Town
The leftback marked his return to action after a knee injury with a magnificent freekick goal as Ipswich romped 4-1 over Merseysiders Tranmere Rovers. That’s three on the season now for the 26-year-old once heralded as Leighton Baines’ successor.
Reckon that one’s as good as any Baines or Lucas Digne have potted!
Matthew Pennington – Hull City
Played the full 90 minutes in Hull’s 2-2 penalty shootout defeat to Preston North End in the Carabao Cup but was once again missing from their squad for the Championship game at the weekend.
Mo Besic – Sheffield United
Played the full game in the Blades’ loss to Sunderland midweek in the Carabao Cup. He’s been on the bench for every Premier League game so far, expect the win at Goodison Park where he was ineligible to play.
Shani Tarashaj - Emmen
The forward has been listed with an unknown injury with no return date. Sounds about right.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Valladolid
Sandro’s long spell of futility continues, after he featured for an hour in Valladolid’s 2-0 win away at ten-man Espanol. He managed three shots in the game, two on target, and one dribble, but is yet to find that elusive goal.
Yannick Bolasie – Sporting Lisbon
Bolasie played the full ninety for Sporting in a 1-0 win over Aves, getting four shots (one on goal) and completing three of four dribbles playing as a left-sided striker in a 4-4-2 formation. He’s started all three Liga NOS games since his deadline day loan move.