There’s now 11 players out-on-loan from Everton, but you can be sure that number will continue to grow in the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, Nathan Broadhead had a senior debut to remember, while the Luke Garbutt renaissance continues…
Kieran Dowell – Derby County
Played the full 90 minutes for Derby – where he’ll of course reunite with Wayne Rooney in January – as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Swansea City atthe weekend. Despite the frustrating result, the Derby Telegraph did award Dowell a 7/10 for his performance – the highest for his side, saying that although his final product wasn’t always on point, he was nevertheless looking to get on the ball and make things happen.
Was left on the bench for Derby’s 1-0 away win over Scunthorpe in the League Cup first round, as Philip Cocu made wholesale changes.
Hopefully the signing of Rooney won’t negatively impact the amount of game time Dowell will get in the second half of the season.
Joao Virginia – Reading
It looks like it will be a long, hard season for Reading, after falling to a second consecutive defeat, this time by a 2-1 scoreline at Hull City.
The Tilehurst End gave Virginia a dismal 4/10 rating after the young keeper was beaten at his near post for the opening goal. They also said the arrival of new Brazilian goalkeeper, Rafael, may see Virginia lose his starting berth.
Nathan Broadhead – Burton Albion
A stunning debut for Broadhead as he bagged a quickfire brace in Burton’s 2-1 win over Gillingham. The 21-year-old winger whipped in his first effort from the edge the of the box, before a poacher’s finish secured the win for Burton.
Broadhead impressed with the senior lads during pre-season and was rewarded with a new contract before departing on loan. If he keeps this up, he could well play himself into contention next season under Marco Silva.
Was subbed late on after picking up a knock and subsequently missed their first round EFL Trophy win over Port Vale. Albion will have a chance of a decent cup run, though, after drawing Morecambe at home in the second round.
Jonjoe Kenny – Schalke 04
Enjoyed a winning debut for Schalke as they battered fourth-tier Drochtersen/Assel in the first round of the DFB Pokal 5-0.
Looks set to start at right-back as their league campaign gets underway at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday.
An eye-catching summer move, Kenny has followed in the footsteps of many English youngsters in recent years to the Bundesliga.
At 22, Kenny needs to really shine at Schalke this season if he hopes to return as Everton’s potentially first-choice right back next season. Indeed, his form could also determine whether the Blues decide to activate the buy clause in Djibril Sidibe’s loan move from Monaco.
Josh Bowler – Hull City
Didn’t make it off the bench for Hull’s 2-1 win over Reading at the weekend but played the full game as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers in the EFL Cup.
The Hull Daily Mail gave him a 6/10 for his performance and said “Produced some brilliant bits of skill on the right flank but without the end product. Some sloppy touches punctuated his play and try as he might he was unable to consistently trouble Tranmere.”
Korede Adedoyin – Hamilton Academical
Has yet to appear for Hamilton’s first team, but did get 59 minutes as their under-21s beat BSC Glasgow last Thursday in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup (seriously). Picked up a yellow card as he played on the right wing. Hopefully a sign that he is moving nearer to senior action.
Luke Garbutt – Ipswich Town
Two games and two goals for Luke Garbutt at Ipswich Town as he continues to thrive as a left-winger.
A very good goal it was too, with some neat skill in the area followed by a great finish from a tight angle. Could the 26-year-old be finally about to kick on!?
Following their 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland, he was rested for their EFL Cup defeat to Luton Town.
Matthew Pennington – Hull City
Like Bowler, was on the bench for Hull’s game against Reading but looked solid as he played the full 90 minutes against his former club, Tranmere.
Mo Besic – Sheffield United
Secured a late loan move to Sheffield United and watched from the bench (alongside Phil Jagielka) as the Blades earned a point away at AFC Bournemouth.
Shani Tarashaj - Emmen
Actually made the bench as Emmen were thumped 5-0 by Ajax Amsterdam.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Valladolid
Scored! It was a friendly, but hey! Some strike it was too…
Real Valladolid kick off their league campaign away at Real Betis this weekend.