Tyias Browning has joined Championship side Wigan Athletic on an initial one-month loan.
The Everton Under-21s skipper could feature when the Latics host Bournemouth this Saturday.
“I’ve been at Everton most of my life so this will be a good experience,” Browning told evertonfc.com. “It will be a test but I’m sure I will enjoy it.
“It’s a step up so it will be a lot different to Under-21s football but Alan has just told me to carry on what I have been doing and show the people at Wigan what I can do.”
The powerful 19-year-old centre-half, who can also operate at right-back and in midfield, has joined several of his Blues teammates in securing experience in the Football League this term.
John Lundstram and Shane Duffy are both at Yeovil until the end of the season, while Luke Garbutt's latest loan extension at Colchester United runs for a further month.
Striker Hallam Hope and defender Matthew Pennington joined Northampton Town and Tranmere Rovers respectively on one-month deals at the start of January, while Francisco Junior remains with Vitesse Arnhem for the campaign.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, forward Chris Long joined MK Dons and winger Matthew Kennedy moved to Tranmere, both on one-month loans.
Browning has made 10 appearances for the Under-21s this term, netting one goal.
Wigan currently lie 11th in the Championship, three points off the play-off places with a game in hand.
Keep an eye on evertonfc.com for weekly updates on Everton’s loaned-out youngsters.