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Everton Loan Recap: Onyekuru, Dowell and Garbutt score

How did Everton’s 21 out-on-loan players get on?

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The season came to a close for many of Everton’s out-on-loan players at the weekend, with the ecstasy of promotion and the desperation of relegation hitting several.

Below we take a look through how everyone got on.

The Youngsters

Henry Onyekuru - Galatasaray

Scored a tap in following a great team move (and some tragic defending) as Galatasaray recorded a 2-0 win over rivals Besiktas, moving top of the Super Lig table in the process.

Onyekuru has grabbed 13 goals in 28 league appearances for Galatasaray this season. Although, for context, 33-year-old Papiss Cisse has 15 goals in the same league, while former Wigan player Hugo Rodallega (also) has 13 too.

Even if Silva and Brands don’t fancy him to join up with the squad next season, the Blues will surely make a sizeable profit on Onyekuru should they choose to sell him.

Nikola Vlasic – CSKA Moscow

Vlasic was suspended for another CSKA’s 2-2 derby draw with Dinamo Moscow after he received a second-yellow card in their 2-0 defeat to Krasnodar last week.

Antonee Robinson – Wigan Athletic

Ended a decent season with a 1-0 win over Milwall, with yet another 90 minutes under his belt while also creating three chances.

Wigan comfortably avoided the drop by 12 points in the end, while Robinson made 26 starts for the Latics (mid-season surgery prevented him from making more) and recorded one assist during the campaign.

Beni Baningime – Wigan Athletic

Completely disappeared after making just one appearance for Wigan after completing a loan move in January. No news as to whether this was a fitness issue or he just didn’t impress.

Callum Connolly – Bolton Wanderers

Connolly started in the middle of the park once again as Bolton’s miserable season came to an end with a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

After struggling for game time during the first half of the season at Wigan, Connolly has been one of Bolton’s better performers after switching to the Trotters in January.

Hard to see Connolly playing a major role for the Blues next season unless Silva wants to utilise his versatility, so another loan spell is likely on the cards for 21-year-old who still has over two years left on his contract.

Joe Williams – Bolton Wanderers

Missed Bolton’s final game through injury.

Like Connolly, it’s hard to see Williams breaking into the Everton first team in the summer, although there were whispers that Marco Silva was very impressed with Williams prior to picking up an injury last pre-season.

His contract expires in 2020, so the 22-year-old may get another loan deal next season. If so, it would be interesting to see him play for a top Championship side after largely impressing at strugglers Bolton and Barnsley in the past two seasons.

Matthew Pennington – Ipswich Town

Season was ended early with an ankle injury. Surely not good enough for the Blues currently and, at 24, it seems best for him to find a permanent home in order to develop his career.

Kieran Dowell – Sheffield United

Emerged from the bench at half-time of Sheffield United’s 2-2 draw at Stoke City and got on the scoresheet inside two minutes with a smart finish to equalize at 1-1.

Despite the Blades securing promotion to the Premier League, it’s been a somewhat frustrating loan spell for Dowell, with the playmaker getting just 756 minutes of action since moving to Bramall Lane in January.

Mason Holgate – West Bromwich Albion

Kept his berth at right-wing back as the Baggies lost 3-1 to Derby.

The play-offs now await with a local derby against high-flying Aston Villa to contend with. Loan spell couldn’t have gone any better so far.

Antony Evans – Blackpool

Started for Blackpool but was hooked at half-time with the Tangerines 3-0 down at home to Gillingham.

Shayne Lavery - Falkirk FC

Falkirk’s relegation from the Scottish Championship was confirmed despite a 3-2 win over champions Ross County, but Lavery didn’t make the squad.

Joe Hilton – Marine

Marine were relegated for the first-time in their 125-year history last week, but the blame certainly shouldn’t lie with the 19-year-old shot stopper who impressed during his loan spell, making 12 starts since January.

The Deadwood

Ashley WilliamsStoke City

Sat out the last game of his loan spell at Stoke on the bench in their 2-2 draw with Sheffield United. Set to leave Goodison Park in the summer as his contract expires with no word on his future.

Cuco Martina - Feyenoord

No game for Feyenoord at the weekend.

Luke Garbutt – Oxford United

Grabbed a consolation goal from a rebound as Oxford lost 3-1 to Luton on the final day.

Shani Tarashaj - Grasshopper


Kevin Mirallas - Fiorentina

Played 60 minutes of Fiorentina’s 1-0 defeat to Empoli. Has he done enough for the Italian side to sign him permanently? Doesn’t feel like it.

Mo Besic - Middlesbrough

Boro narrowly missed out on the play-offs, with Besic playing 82 minutes of their 2-1 win over Rotherham.

Yannick Bolasie - Anderlecht

Bolasie set up the opening goal as out-of-form Anderlecht earned a first win in seven, beating Standard Liege 2-1.

Sandro Ramirez – Real Sociedad

Watched Sociedad’s 1-0 win over Alaves from the bench.

Oumar Niasse – Cardiff City

Didn’t make the Bluebirds squad for their 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace as their relegation was confirmed.