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CONFIRMED: Everton defender Callum Connolly joins Lincoln City on loan

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It is the 21-year-old’s sixth temporary spell away from Goodison Park

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Connolly spent the second half of last season at relegated Bolton Wanderers
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Everton defender Callum Connolly has completed a season-long loan move to League One side Lincoln City.

Connolly, 21, will spend the rest of 2019-20 at Sincil Bank, having previously taken in loans with Barnsley, Wigan Athletic (twice), Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers.

This will be the first time he has played in the third tier, though, since his one-month spell with the Tykes in March 2016.

Connolly does not lack versatility, and is capable of playing anywhere in defence, as well as in central midfield.

But he has yet to make another first team appearance for Everton since his debut as a substitute in a 1-1 home draw with Southampton in April 2016.

Connolly’s move to Lincoln comes the day after Everton knocked the Imps out of the EFL Cup with a 4-2 second round win at Sincil Bank.

After two promotions in the last three seasons, Lincoln currently sit seventh after five games in League One.