Midfielder John Lundstram has today joined League One side Leyton Orient on loan.
The Blues Academy graduate had returned to Goodison Park earlier this month after being recalled early from his temporary spell at Championship side Blackpool but will now head to the O’s on a youth loan until 18 February.
While Lundstram made just nine appearances with the Tangerines, he heads to East London having already tasted success with Orient.
Under the stewardship of now Cardiff City manager Russell Slade, Lundstram made seven appearances during a short loan spell at Brisbane Road in 2013/14 and helped the O’s to the League One play-off final.
After playing in the 3-2 aggregate victory over Peterborough United in the semi-finals, Lundstram also came on as an added time substitute at Wembley against Rotherham United. After a 2-2 draw, penalties were required and, although he netted his spot-kick, Lundstram was on the losing side on that May afternoon.
The 20-year-old now heads back to Orient, managed by former Italy international midfielder Fabio Liverani, and will look to help them pull away from the third tier drop zone, with the O's just two points above the bottom four.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Connor Hunt has been recalled from his loan spell at Conference North Hyde.