After a horrendous injury list last week, several of Everton’s out-on-loan players returned to action this week, with two young players catching the eye as they look to form a winning defensive partnership...
Kieran Dowell – Wigan Athletic
Set to miss the next month with an ankle injury.
Nathan Broadhead – Burton Albion
After a long injury lay-off, Broadhead was finally back amongst the action for Burton this week. On Tuesday, he started on the right wing and played 66 minutes of their 2-2 draw with Oxford United, before making a 12-minute cameo from the bench in a 4-1 defeat to Oxford.
You can see him in action (number 9) against Oxford below.
Jonjoe Kenny – Schalke 04
After a couple of games out with injury, Jonjoe Kenny regained the right-back spot as Schalke were held to a goalless draw at FC Mainzon Sunday.
Josh Bowler – Hull City
Out until April with a heel injury.
Korede Adedoyin – Hamilton Academical
Still yet to make a senior appearance for Hamilton.
Fraser Hornby – KV Kortrijk
Really struggling for game time in Belgium. Got just 4 minutes in their midweek fixtures, before he watched on from the bench on Saturday.
Callum Connolly – Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood Town are flying right now, with Callum Connolly and Lewis Gibson at the back for Joey Barton’s side – winning four on the bounce to push them into League One play-off contention.
Connolly played the full 90 minutes at centre-back in their 1-0 win over Wycombe in midweek, before scoring the opener in the 2-1 win over Peterborough with an emphatic finish at the weekend.
Lewis Gibson – Fleetwood Town
Gibson’s 100% winning record at Fleetwood continues and he’s played every minute as the left of three centre backs.
Morgan Feeney – Tranmere Rovers
No further update on Feeney’s severe hamstring injury which could rule him out for the rest of the season.
Luke Garbutt – Ipswich Town
Returned earlier than expected from an injury to play the full 90 minutes on the left wing as Ipswich thumped Burton 4-1.
Matthew Pennington – Hull City
Returned from injury to make just his third league start of the season for Hull (and his first at centre-back) but was part of a chaotic 4-4 thriller against Swansea on Friday night.
Mo Besic – Sheffield United
Along with Everton, Sheffield United have been enjoying a break this week.
Shani Tarashaj - Emmen
Not played a minute this season.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Valladolid
Didn’t get off the bench as Valladolid lost 2-1 to Granada.
Yannick Bolasie – Sporting Lisbon
Returned to the Sporting Lisbon starting line-up and won a late penalty to earn his side a 1-1 draw with Rio Ave.
Cenk Tosun – Crystal Palace
Palace are also enjoy their winter break, so no action for Tosun who is recovering from a hamstring injury.
Jonas Lössl – Huddersfield Town
Remains first choice for Huddersfield, as they lost 3-0 to Cardiff in midweek before holding Derby to a 1-1 draw at Pride Park.