Everton currently have 16 players out on loan. Of them, just four made an appearance last weekend, with the majority ruled out through injury.
See what’s going on below.
Kieran Dowell – Wigan Athletic
Set to miss the next month with an ankle injury.
Nathan Broadhead – Burton Albion
Injury has restricted Broadhead to just 78 minutes of action since the end of November, but he made the bench for Burton’s goalless draw against Gillingham, so here’s hoping he’ll be making a playing return soon.
Jonjoe Kenny – Schalke
After an immaculate start to his career in Germany, Jonjoe Kenny hit his first bump in recent weeks, with an ankle injury ruling him out of their last three games. However, manager David Wagner is hopeful he’ll be ready to return against Mainz next week.
Josh Bowler – Hull City
Another injury nightmare. Bowler is expected to be out until April with a heel injury.
Sadly, news has come out that’s he’s expected to be out for six to eight weeks – which will see him miss a good chunk of the second half of the season.
Korede Adedoyin – Hamilton Academical
Still yet to make a senior appearance for Hamilton.
Fraser Hornby – KV Kortrijk
Was stuck on the bench once more for both of Kortrijk’s semi-final legs as they lost out to Royal Antwerp. Has had just seven minutes of action across Kortrijk’s last nine games.
Callum Connolly – Fleetwood Town
Hoorah! A player who’s actually playing. Connolly’s move to Fleetwood is going well. He lined up at at centre-half once more as Joey Barton’s side continue their charge towards the play-off positions. Played his part in a goal mouth scramble to give Fleetwood the lead, but was replaced on 65 minutes after picking up a yellow card in their 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon.
Lewis Gibson – Fleetwood Town
Gibson lined up on the left Fleetwood’s three central defenders as he completed the full 90 minutes once again to make it two wins from two for the 19-year-old. Manager Joey Barton has been raving about him too.
Morgan Feeney – Tranmere Rovers
Another injury nightmare. Was forced off at the end of his disappointing debut defeat to Bolton and has returned to Everton for treatment on a hamstring injury. Unfortunately, the injury is looking so severe that it might rule him out for the rest of the season.
Luke Garbutt – Ipswich Town
Another injury. Seriously.
Expected to be out for a month with a knee injury and missed Ipswich’s 1-0 defeat to promotion rivals Sunderland. A real blow for the Tractor Boys, for whom Garbutt has been a star performer this season.
Matthew Pennington – Hull City
Wasn’t quite ready to face Blackburn Rovers at the weekend after missing the last few games through… injury!
Mo Besic – Sheffield United
After finally starting to make an impact at Bramall Lane, Besic is ALSO injured and has missed their last two games.
Shani Tarashaj - Emmen
Of course he’s injured. Not played a minute this season.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Valladolid
Started for Valladolid at the weekend and earned an assist as they drew 1-1 with Villarreal. Was replaced on 70 minutes. Did miss a big chance to put Valladolid two-up, though.
Yannick Bolasie – Sporting Lisbon
Missing… but not injured. Has missed Sporting’s last three games through suspension after picking up a questionable red card in the cup.
Cenk Tosun – Crystal Palace
Picked up a hamstring injury. Couldn’t play against Everton, obviously.
Jonas Lössl – Huddersfield Town
Made his return to Huddersfield and picked up a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over QPR.