It was another mixed week for Everton’s out-on-loan contingent, but the same names seem to keep impressing on a regular basis.
The question is, though: do Henry Onyekuru, Nikola Vlasic and Mason Holgate have Goodison Park futures?
Henry Onyekuru - Galatasaray
Thriving at Galatasaray right now. After netting a brace in midweek, Onyekuru provided a visionary assist for the third and winning goal as Gala came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Bursaspor.
Onyekuru has scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for Gala, although 35-year-old Arouna Kone has also netted nine times in just 21 appearances in the same league this season (just for some context).
So, whether he’s done enough to justify the “€40 million move to Bayern Munich” links are highly dubious. That said, he was called up to the Nigeria squad again this week, further boosting Everton’s hopes of securing a work permit for the youngster.
Nikola Vlasic – CSKA Moscow
Was CSKA’s creative force once more as they beat Ural 1-0. The youngster created five chances in the game and completed four dribbles. He’s again been called up to Croatia’s national team for the international break.
Antonee Robinson – Wigan Athletic
Has been thrown back into the action at Wigan after recovering from a thigh injury. Started two games against local rivals last week, first falling to a 3-0 defeat to Blackburn before a 5-2 thumping of Bolton saw the Latics move away from the relegation zone.
Beni Baningime – Wigan Athletic
Didn’t make the Wigan squad for either game, assumedly due to fitness issues. Been a bad year for Beni after an impressive breakthrough campaign last season.
Callum Connolly – Bolton Wanderers
Bad week for Bolton, but the versatile Connolly saw plenty of action, playing 90 minutes at left-back in their 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, before partnering fellow Everton loanee, Joe Williams, in the middle of the park for their 5-2 battering by fellow strugglers, Wigan.
Although his side are struggling, he’s being rewarded with much more game time after swapping the Latics for the Trotters in January.
Joe Williams – Bolton Wanderers
Started and completed both of Bolton’s games, but the Wanderers look doomed to relegation at this point.
Matthew Pennington – Ipswich Town
Put in a solid performance in a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.
Kieran Dowell – Sheffield United
Not getting as much game time as one would hope as he was sacrificed in a tactical move at half-time following a red card in United’s 1-0 win over Brentford, before making a late cameo appearance in their win over Leeds by the same score line. He could yet prove have a big impact as the Blades continue their push for automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Mason Holgate – West Bromwich Albion
Scored his first senior goal since his Barnsley days with a header from a corner as West Brom beat Swansea 3-0, before putting in another strong showing at right-back in their 1-0 win over Brentford.
It’s been an impressive spell from Holgate thus far with the Baggies apparently keen to sign him permanently. It seems unlikely that the Blues would let their most impressive young defender go, though.
Antony Evans – Blackpool
Just eight minutes of action for Evans as he came off the bench in Blackpool’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster.
Shayne Lavery - Falkirk
Yet to start for the Scottish Championship side and not appeared since a late substitute appearance on 2nd February.
Joe Hilton – Marine
Continues to impress between the sticks for seventh-tier, Marine, although his side suffered two defeats last week.
Ashley Williams – Stoke City
Three 0-0s in a row for 16th placed Stoke, but Williams has had to watch most of this action from the bench, just making late cameos against Derby and QPR.
Not started a game since 2nd February and his Premier League career is now surely over with his Everton contract expiring in the summer.
Cuco Martina - Feyenoord
Started at right-back as Feyenoord loss 3-2 Willem II.
Luke Garbutt – Oxford United
In and out of the Oxford side like a jack-in-the-box, but has been left watching from the bench for the O’s last two games.
Shani Tarashaj - Grasshopper
After returning from the wilderness for a few cameo appearances from the bench, 24-year-old Shani Tarashaj has disappeared once again.
Kevin Mirallas - Fiorentina
Started but was brought off just before in the hour in Fiorentina’s 2-1 loss to Cagliari.
Mo Besic - Middlesbrough
Got an assist but was subbed off on 77 minutes in Boro’s 2-1 loss to Preston.
Yannick Bolasie - Anderlecht
Another goal for Bolasie as Anderlecht beat Oostende 2-0, taking his tally to four goals from seven games in the Belgian top flight.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Sociedad
Looked lively and had a few decent chances as he started Sociedad’s 1-1 draw with Levante. He was brought off to a warm ovation on the hour mark with Sociedad leading. Still yet to score this season, though.
Oumar Niasse – Cardiff City
No action for Cardiff this week.