Loan Round-Up: 8 December

The weekend saw just two of Everton’s four loanees feature for their club.

Down in the Conference North, goalkeeper Connor Hunt helped Hyde to their second win of the season as he kept a clean sheet against North Ferriby.

The most high-profile appearance though was Hallam Hope, with the striker playing 83 minutes of Bury’s FA Cup second round tie with Luton Town.

But it was his replacement – Daniel Nardiello – who rescued the Shakers, with a 90th-minute equaliser after Mark Cullen had given the visitors the lead.

North of the border, Matthew Kennedy was an unused substitute as Hibernian lost at Falkirk. Hibs looked like earning a point on their travels but Bairns defender David McCracken thundered home a low shot from the edge of the box in the dying minutes to snatch it away.

Finally, John Lundstram continued to sit out for Blackpool under their new boss Lee Clark. The young Blues midfielder sat out their 1-0 win over Birmingham City.

Match day squads cannot have more than five loanees in the 18 and unfortunately for Lundstram, Clark’s group boasts seven, with goalkeeper Joe Lewis, defenders Kevin Foley and Tom Kennedy, midfielder Stuart O’Keefe and forward Jacob Murphy getting the nod in recent weeks.

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