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Loan Round-Up: 1 October 2013

Loan Round-Up: 1 October 2013

Daniel Alston, 1st October 2013 - 17:35

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Blogging on Everton's youth - the Under-21s, Under-18s and players out on loan.

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Shane Duffy was immediately thrown into the action for Yeovil after joining on a one-month loan last week.
 
The 21-year-old started for the Glovers at the Reebok Stadium, where hosts Bolton Wanderers rescued a late point.
 
Duffy looked on course for a clean sheet as he embarked on his latest journey into the Championship - and matters improved when Ed Upson netted for his new side on 80 minutes.
 
But Bolton hit back and Dougie Freedman's strugglers responded in injury time when Matt Mills' header struck the post, only for Alex Baptiste to steer home the rebound.
 
Meanwhile, Luke Garbutt has been impressing on loan at Colchester United in League One. The left-back made the third appearance of his one-month spell at the weekend, contributing an assist in a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.
 
We spoke to Colchester fan Matt Baldwin, who attends all home and away fixtures, to obtain a supporter's perspective on how the young Blues left-back is faring.
 
He said: "I hadn't really heard of Luke before and we signed him late on - but he walked straight into the squad. He put in a really good shift at Bradford for us and seems full of confidence. Hopefully we keep him more than a month. Luke is really good with the fans and has settled in very nicely to a promising United squad.
 
"We all know Bristol is a hard place to go to, but Luke was my man of the match. He played out this world and kept a few players quiet. The best thing about him he is good going forward and that is a key for a left-back. He set up our goal on Saturday with a really nice delivery to another loanee, Matt Taylor.
 
"Another key moment was late on when he made a fantastic tackle to stop us conceding a second goal. He's a solid left-back."
 
Duffy could be in action again on Tuesday evening when Yeovil host Leicester City, while a home tie against Wolves is next up for Garbutt on Saturday.
 
Elsewhere, Francisco Junior found himself out of the squad as Vitesse Arnhem sealed a last-minute winner against NEC on Sunday.
 
The 3-2 thriller puts the Eredivisie side up to fourth in the table, one point behind three sides who have each played a game more.

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