Our weekly round up of all the action from our out on loan players. This week showcases some high flying youngsters as well as some players on the brink of possibly finding a new club.
Dele Ali – Besiktas
Dele Ali starred again for Besiktas in a 1-0 win over Giresunspor. Besiktas now move up to 2nd in the Turkish Super League on 18 points.
Things look to be on shaky ground again for Dele with Besiktas unhappy with his recent performances for the club. 1 goal in 5 games is not the return that the Turkish club were hoping for and have been tempted to terminate the midfielders contract, sending him back to Goodison Park.
Everton will want to keep Dele as far away from the Toffee’s changing rooms as possible with the 26 year old showing to be somewhat of a disrupter and clearly no longer motivated to revive his career.
There’s much speculation on where Dele is heading next, but we trust in Lampard to handle it appropriately when and if the time comes.
Jared Branthwaite – PSV Eindhoven
Jared Branthwairte has been off to a very promising start with PSV Eindhoven, who currently sit in 3rd place in the Eredivisie.
Though unused in their last few games, it seems almost certain that the Carlisle born defender is on track to seriously develop his game under manager and ex Manchester United star, Ruud Van Nistlerooy.
More minutes are needed for the young loanee to showcase his defensive talents. After a man of the match performance and an outstanding derby goal against rivals Feyenoord, Van Nistlerooy has made it clear his positive feelings for Branthwaite. The young centre half has a bright future ahead of him.
Ryan Astley – Accrington Stanley
Ryan Astley played again this week in a defensive back four for Accrington Stanley in a disappointing 3-0 defeat away to Plymouth Argyle.
The Welsh born centre half did manage a shot on target for the ‘Owd Reds but in what was still a valiant effort and action packed performance from Stanley led to their first defeat since Wycombe Wanderers nearly a month ago.
As things go, Astley looks to be having a positive influence at the club and continues to be first pick every week. Accrington had only let in 1 goal before Plymouth and since their last defeat. This shows Stanley’s current defensive capabilities with the club sat in mid table, but only 4 points from the play offs.
Niels Nkounkou – Cardiff City
Niels Nkounkou has had an excellent weekend for Cardiff City with 2 assists in their 3-1 win away to Wigan Athletic.
The Welsh side look like they’re beginning to turn a corner in form with a win over Blackburn on Tuesday night and a draw against Burnley last Saturday.
For Nkounkou, a consistent run in the team has surely helped the 21 year old Frenchman come on leaps and bounds.
The Welsh press has spoken very highly of Cardiff’s newest left back with many championing his forward play and technical ability.
One to hopefully bring back to Goodison Park with ample experience under his belt.
Nathan Broadhead – Wigan Athletic
Nathan Broadhead has only managed the one goal so far for Wigan since his move. Having come on in the 70th minute against Cardiff, the tricky forward man could be forgiven for not being given enough playing time to make an impact. Pair that with a side that have lost 3 games in a row and confidence looks hard to come by.
On the contrary, Wigan fans have continued to rave about his ability on the ball and potential as a future star. Sunderland fan websites have continued to write about Broadhead’s absence as the black cats suffer a fairly severe injury list up top.
More minutes for the Welshman would surely do him the world of good and help the Latics keep themselves in the league this season.
Lewis Dobbin – Derby County
Lewis Dobbin finally gets himself on the scoresheet in a midweek thriller against Mansfield Town in the EFL Trophy. A goal from the young striker helped Derby get to penalties where they were unfortunately beaten 6-5.
The player however didn’t make the squad this weekend with the Rams losing to Port Vale at home 2-1.
This should give Dobbin a lot of confidence moving forward with Derby not having any player taking the goal scoring reins. The highest being James Collins with 4 so far this season.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin – Trabzonspor
Jean-Philippe Gbamin was an unused sub for Trabzonspor mid week in the europa league. The Turkish side lost 3-1 to Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco putting them 3rd in their group.
The Ivorian midfielder has yet to make a significant impact at the club, having only appeared in 4 of their last 9 games.
Issues around fitness and a recent injury are still a concern for Gbamin. we’re hoping that the player can be involved in the Turkish sides Monday night game against Kasimpasa.
Trabzonspor fans still seem to feel positive about the player and expect Gbamin to kick on from his latest injury.
Lewis Gibson – Bristol Rovers
Lewis Gibson has been slowly racking up his playing time for Bristol Rovers having come on in the 67th minute in a 2-1 win at home to Cambridge United.
Bristol look to be settling into League One life quite terribly with the newly promoted club sitting in 19th and with only 1 win in 5 games.
However, a substitute appearance for an EFL midweek 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace u21 must have been a real confidence booster for the north east player.
Andre Gomes – Lille
Andre Gomes has not been convincing for Lille it seems in his last few outings. A yellow card picked up in their most recent game against Lorient and an early substitution pretty much encapsulates the Portuguese’s time at the French club.
Speculation regarding how much longer he has at the club has been brought into question with the club disappointed in his recent starts and Lille fans feeling unconvinced by his presence in midfield. A similar tale of Gomes’s career at Everton.
The 29 year old maybe weighing up his options with his current form taking a dip and his career looking like it’s on a downward trajectory.
Tyler Onyango – Burton Albion
Tyler Onyango has made no appearance in Burton Albion’s last two outings. The young midfielder seems to be struggling more than ever to make any minutes up playing for the League One outfit and must surely be setting off alarms at Everton HQ.
Regarding Burton Albion, the club seems to be languishing at the bottom of League One, which really provides no stability for Onyango to be considered for an appearance.
Everton need to make a decision quickly on his future.
Ellis Simms – Sunderland
Ellis Simms looks to be staying firmly on the sidelines at Sunderland AFC as the young striker recovers from a knock picked up against Reading a few weeks ago.
It’s a huge blow and a disappointment for the 21 year old who was looking extremely promising in his opening couple of games.
For Sunderland, the club will be desperate to get their main men back and firing as both Simms and Ross Stewart suffer early season knocks.
Evertonians will be hoping he can kick on for the black cats when he returns to full fitness as fans were already calling for him to return back to the club after Dominic Calvert Lewin’s early injury.
Harry Tyrer – Chester FC
Harry Tyrer has been in peak form for Chester FC with the goalkeeper only conceding 3 goals in the last 7 games.
Chesters 1-0 defeat at home to Darlington at the weekend sees the side firmly in mid-table.
Fans have been singing his praise since his arrival as well as Chester manager, Calum Mclntyre stating “He is the best goalkeeper I have seen the club have since we reformed.”
The Crosby born 20 year old will surely be in high spirits as Chester go up against National League side, Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup Fourth qualifying round.
Joao Virgina – SC Cambuur
Joao Virgínia has been a constant pick in the Dutch side, SC Cambuur.
The side came off a 0-0 draw to Go Ahead Eagles at the weekend. Most notably, they comfortably beat PSV 3-0 last week in a freak result given the sides opposing positions in the league.
For Virgina, recent results suggest the portuguese is beginning to find his feet in the Eredivisie.
With crucial saves in both recent matches, fans and media have both been full of praise for the 22 year old.
Lewis Warrington – Fleetwood Town
Lewis Warrington continues to showcase himself as a huge prospect for the future.
His consistent running in Fleetwood Town’s team has been down to his ability in midfield and his range of passing.
The 19 year old is of huge potential as Fleetwood Town look to keep the young Birkenhead born a mainstay in the starting eleven.
Everton must keep an eye on Warrington’s disciplinary concerns. The midfielder has picked up a yellow in both his last 2 games which should be resolved quickly before the youngster picks up a suspension.