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Loan Round-Up - 15 April

Loan Round-Up - 15 April

Daniel Alston, 15th April 2013 - 16:00

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Blogging on Everton's youth - the Under-21s, Under-18s and players out on loan.

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Two young Blues look destined for an exciting showdown in League One later this month.

After the weekend's fixtures, Doncaster Rovers sit at the top of the table just four points above Brentford, who have a game in hand.

And with the two sides set to face off on the final day of the season, it could be make or break for their automatic promotion hopes.

Instrumental to each club's surge have been two Everton Academy graduates.

John Lundstram has been on loan at Donny since mid-February, becoming a near ever-present in the heart of theYorkshire side's midfield.

Indeed, the England Under-19 skipper earned another 180 minutes of first-team football in the past week.

Slipping to a 2-0 defeat at home to Carlisle United on Tuesday may have had fans fretting about an end-of-season wobble, but that was eased with Saturday's 2-1 triumph at Crewe Alexandra.

Jake Bidwell, meanwhile, has enjoyed the bulk of a second successive season at Brentford.

Back in the team in recent weeks, he too featured for the entirety of his side's latest double-header.

And back-to-back victories - 2-0 away to Crewe on Wednesday and 3-2 at home to Portsmouth on Saturday - pushed the Bees closer to the summit.

Uwe Rosler's men play their game in hand on Tuesday at Sheffield United, but eyes will be drawing ever closer to 27 April when Lundstram and Doncaster are the visitors to Griffin Park

Meanwhile, Everton's third player out on loan is suffering a contrast in fortunes at the foot of Ligue 1.

Magaye Gueye joined Stade Brest on the final day of the January transfer window, but the French outfit now find themselves 19th in the table, three points from safety with six games to go.

Gueye made his first appearance in almost a month when he emerged as a 78th-minute substitute against Stade de Remis.

The hosts were already 2-0 down by this point, giving Gueye little time to help turn things around.

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