Loan Watch: Mills Makes Impact In First Start

It was another busy weekend across the English Football League with many of our Everton loanees in action for their temporary clubs.

Here is an overview of how some of our promising young players performed in this week’s Loan Watch.

Stanley Mills - Oxford United  

Opponent: Barnsley (A)   
Competition: League One    
Date: Saturday 19 August    
Result: 3-1 win  
Overview: An unused substitute in midweek against Derby County, Mills impressed on his first start for Oxford on Saturday afternoon. The 19-year-old played 61 minutes, forcing the Barnsley own goal in the 54th minute. Mills produced a brilliant run down the right wing, bursting past two defenders, before his low cross was deflected into the net.

Lewis Warrington - Plymouth Argyle

Opponent: Southampton (H)   
Competition: Championship   
Date: Saturday 19 August   
Result: 2-1 defeat  
Overview: Warrington made his second Plymouth appearance, entering the field in the 80th minute at Home Park against a strong Southampton side. The Pilgrims nearly edged a point, but Che Adams’ 94th-minute goal secured the victory for the visitors.

Reece Welch - Forest Green  

Opponent: Newport County (H)    
Competition: League Two  
Date: Saturday 19 August    
Result: 3-0 defeat   
Overview: Despite not featuring over the weekend, Welch came on in the 29th minute in midweek against Swindon Town. The 19-year-old centre-back won eight of his 10 duels across the 61 minutes he played in the 2-1 defeat.

Harry Tyrer - Chesterfield   

Opponent: Oldham Athletic (H)    
Competition: National League   
Date: Saturday 19 August    
Result: 1-1 draw    
Overview: Continuing his development, Tyrer featured again for Chesterfield over the weekend. Still unbeaten, they drew with Oldham on Saturday. A 96th-minute Oldham equaliser denied Chesterfield the victory. The game followed a midweek Man of the Match display for young goalkeeper Tyrer, against Oxford City.

Zan-Luk Leban - Farsley Celtic 

Opponent: Bishop’s Stortford (A)    
Competition: National League North   
Date: Saturday 19 August    
Result: 1-0 win    
Overview: Leban kept a clean sheet to help Farsley Celtic maintain their unbeaten record. The 20-year-old shot-stopper also featured throughout in midweek during a 1-1 draw against South Shields.