Steven Schumacher has followed in Leon Osman's footsteps by
joining Carlisle United on loan.
Last October, Osman spent three months at Brunton Park making
fifteen appearances and scoring three goals in the process.
Schumacher's loan spell will initially last for a month, but
the Third Division side do have an option of extending the
The 19-year-old has signed in time for Carlisle's game with
Lincoln City on Saturday and he is expected to go straight into
Paul Simpson's sixteen-man squad.
David Moyes has allowed Schumacher, who has captained both
Everton and England at every possible youth level, to leave in
order to gain first-team experience.
He was in impressive form in the reserves' 1-1 draw with
Blackburn on Thursday and the versatile youngster will be looking
to impress in the Cumbrians' next five games.
"It's a good move for him - he's a young lad and
I'm sure he'll benefit from it," Reserve team boss
Andy Holden told evertonfc.com.
"He's been doing well for me and we'll be
monitoring his progress up there. It'll be a good experience
for him, playing on a Saturday and we wish him well."