Loan Report | Dele Debuts + Deadline Day Business!

It is that time of week again at The Toffee Blues, with another update on all the Blues players that are currently out on loan.

Yesterday also saw the transfer window come to a close, with late moves for midfielders André Gomes and Lewis Warrington. Their moves will be explored briefly in this article as they both only left the Club yesterday evening.

Ryan Astley – Accrington Stanley

Welsh under-23 international Astley has started both of Accrington Stanley’s last two games, keeping a clean sheet against Exeter City last weekend, their first since the opening game of the season.

He also starred in their 3-3 draw with Rochdale in the Football League Trophy, which they went on to win 4-3 on penalties.

Since signing for Stanley, he has featured in every game and has impressed their fans. Evertonians will be hoping that he continues to feature and impress whilst out on loan.

Jarrad Branthwaite – PSV Eindhoven

The 20-year-old central defender made his first start for his new club, in a 7-1 thrashing of FC Volendam on Wednesday evening.

PSV’s fans were also excited to see the Englishman make his first start for the club. Following his strong performance, he will be hoping to start the next game against FC Twente.

Nathan Broadhead – Wigan Athletic

Broadhead is still yet to start a game for the Latics following his season-long loan move. The Welsh youth international came on as a substitute in the last two games against Burnley and West Bromwich Albion.

After scoring on his debut, the 24-year-old will be hoping to break into the first-team soon and showcase his talents to the Tics fans, as he so often did in his loan at Sunderland.

Wigan have a tough fixture tomorrow, away at Luton Town, and after impressing as a substitute against West Brom, he should be in line to start.

Dele – Besiktas

Dele made his first start for his new club since his loan move from the Toffees. The midfielder was brought off in the 78th minute, but more than impressed the Besiktas faithful.

The 26-year-old showed a few nice touches in his first start and was impressive in the 3-1 win against Sivasspor.

It is obvious that Dele possesses a lot of talent and is a very gifted player, it is whether he chooses to apply himself in the correct manner, something Frank Lampard hinted he was not doing at Everton.

Lewis Dobbin – Derby County

The youngster keeps improving game after game, and continues to impress the Rams contingent.

He was mesmerising again in their 3-1 win over Grimsby Town in the Football League Trophy on Tuesday evening. At 1-0 up, he showed great skill and desire to escape from a Grimsby player on the halfway line and slide a through-ball to James Collins.

Dobbin has been playing on the wing for Derby, with his pace and skill constantly causing defenders problems. One Twitter user simply tweeted ‘Dobbin is sensational’, clearly showing that they have fell in love with him.

At times he has been a little naive with his defending, with many pointing to his defending for the Peterborough goal at the weekend. However, he is still young and developing and this will certainly get better over time.

Lewis Gibson – Bristol Rovers

The left-footed central defender started Rovers last league game, a 1-1 draw to Shrewsbury. He had a solid game in a two-man central defence, arguably his best position.

However he was left out of the squad entirely for the defeat against Plymouth Argyle in the Football League Trophy on Tuesday evening.

Joey Barton’s side face Morecambe at home tomorrow afternoon and are looking for their first win in three games. Hopefully Gibson will feature in some form.

André Gomes – Lille

Gomes was one of two departures on deadline day. The Portuguese international has moved to French side Lille for the 2022/23 season.

The midfielder had not featured in any games under Frank Lampard this season, only making the bench against Leeds.

A much-loved figure during his loan spell, he has not been able to recapture that early form and Evertonians will wish him the best of luck for the season.

Tyler Onyango – Burton Albion

Onyango has made substitute appearances in Albion’s last two games, a 4-3 defeat to Cambridge and a 4-2 win over Leicester under-21s.

A lot of Albion fans are not happy with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, arguing how a loan player can develop and improve if they are not playing for the club. If this situation continues Everton may be forced to recall the 19-year-old and find him a new club.

Ellis Simms – Sunderland

Simms continues to impress the Sunderland fans with his performances, but it will now be interesting to see how he performs under a new manager.

Tony Mowbray has replaced Alex Neil at the Stadium of Light, who Simms had a good relationship with. Mowbray won his first game in charge, a 3-0 victory over Rotherham, with Simms performing well again.

He will be hoping to get his name back on the scoresheet on Monday evening as they make the short trip to Middlesbrough.

Harry Tyrer – Chester


Tyrer has now established himself as Chester’s number one goalkeeper following his loan move.

The National League outfit gained their first win in three games, with a 2-1 victory away at Curzon Ashton.

Chester fans have particularly liked his passion in the games he has played for the club and seem impressed by his performances.

Joao Virgínia – SC Cambuur

SC Cambuur have only played the one game since the last loan report, a narrow 1-0 defeat to AZ Alkmaar.

Some fans of SC Cambuur have not been too convinced by some of Virgínia’s performances, whilst others have said that he has performed admirably.

This loan will be telling for Virgínia following some of his previous failed moves. Hopefully he can convince some of the sceptics and have a great season in the Eredivisie.

Lewis Warrington – Fleetwood Town

Warrington was the other midfielder to leave the Club on deadline day alongside André Gomes.

It is the 19-year-old’s second loan spell of his Everton career, following his move to Tranmere Rovers last season.

The midfielder had impressed Frank Lampard in pre-season and was in line to feature in some games this season. However following the arrivals of Amadou Onana, Idrissa Gana Gueye and James Garner, game time will have been limited.

He could make his first start tomorrow against Wycombe Wanderers and will hopefully have a very successful season with Scott Brown’s side.

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