Festive And New Year Loan Round-Up

The festive and new year schedule has been as hectic as ever for Everton - and that was no different for the Club’s loan contingent.

With seven youngsters currently on loan spells in the Championship, one in League Two and one in the Belgian First Division, there was plenty of football to be played.

Find out how each of them fared below.

Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht)

-The extent of Onyekuru’s medial ligament injury is being assessed and Everton’s medical team will decide on his course of recovery over the coming weeks. The 20-year-old Nigeria international was carried off on a stretcher in the 78th minute of Anderlecht's 1-0 home win over Eupen on 22 December after a collision with the Eupen goalkeeper, Hendrik Van Crombrugge.


Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest)
- Played 90 minutes and provided an assist in a 1-1 away draw with Preston North End
- Played 90 minutes in a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday
- Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 home defeat to Sunderland, with former Blue Aiden McGeady netting the goal
- Played 90 minutes in a goalless away draw at Leeds United 
- Forest currently sit 14th in the Championship table with 32 points from their opening 26 games

Callum Connolly (Ipswich Town)
- Played 90 minutes and was booked in a 1-0 away defeat to league leaders Wolves
- Played 90 minutes in the goalless home draw with QPR
- Played 90 minutes and had a shot cleared off the line in a 2-1 home loss to Derby County
- Ipswich are set to travel to Fulham in the Championship this evening
- Mick McCarthy’s side currently sit 11th in the table with 36 points from their opening 25 games

Joe Williams (Barnsley)
- Played 90 minutes as Barnsley fell to a 2-1 reverse at Fulham
- Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in a goalless home draw with Preston North End
- Played 90 minutes as Barnsley struck a last-gasp equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Reading
- Played 90 minutes in a vital 1-0 away win over fellow strugglers Sunderland
- Barnsley are currently 19th in the Championship table, two points clear of the relegation zone

Brendan Galloway and Tyias Browning (Sunderland)
- Browning played 90 minutes but Galloway was not involved in a 1-1 home draw with 10-man Birmingham City
- Browning played 90 minutes but Galloway was not involved as former Blue John Lundstram helped Sheffield United to a 3-0 win over the Black Cats
- Browning played 90 minutes but Galloway was not involved as former Blue Aiden McGeady struck to earn Sunderland a vital 1-0 away win over Nottingham Forest
- Browning played 90 minutes but Galloway was not involved as Sunderland fell back into the relegation places with a 1-0 home reverse against Barnsley
- Sunderland occupy 23rd position in the Championship table after 26 games, two points adrift from safety

Matthew Pennington (Leeds United)
- Came on as a 90th-minute substitute in a 1-0 home win over Hull City and 2-1 away victory over Burton Albion
- Unused substitute in a 1-0 away defeat at Birmingham City
- Not involved in the New Year’s Day 0-0 home draw with Nottingham Forest
- Leeds United occupy sixth place in the Championship table with 43 points from their opening 26 games

Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers)
- Unused substitute in a 2-0 home win over Cardiff City
- Came on as a 36th-minute substitute in a 2-0 away defeat to Middlesbrough
- Played 90 minutes, provided an assist and was booked in an impressive 1-0 win at high-flying Sheffield United
-Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 home victory over fellow strugglers Hull City to climb out of the relegation zone 

-Bolton sit 20th in the Championship table with 25 points from their first 26 games of the campaign, one point clear of the drop zone

Conor Grant (Crewe Alexandra)
- Introduced from the bench after 59 minutes in a 3-0 home loss to Swindon Town
- Played 90 minutes in a 2-0 away victory over League 2 strugglers Chesterfield
- Played 90 minutes in a 3-1 defeat at Cambridge United
- Played 90 minutes in a 2-0 home win over Grimsby Town
- Crewe have climbed to 19th in the League Two table, nine points clear of the relegation zone

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