U21 NEWS

Loan Watch: Leban Takes PotM; Mills Enjoys Late Victory

It has been a busy festive period for our Everton loanees in action for their temporary clubs. Here is an overview of how our players have been performing in this week’s Loan Watch... 

Harry Tyrer - Chesterfield    
Results: 2-0 defeat v Solihull Moors (A) – Tuesday 26 December
3-2 win v Solihull Moors (H) – Monday 1 January
Competition: National League
Goalkeeper Tyrer played 90 minutes on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, with the Spireites taking on back-to-back games against Solihull Moors.

A win and a defeat for Paul Cook’s side sees them remain at the top of the National League, and they face Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday in their next outing.


Zan-Luk Leban – Farsley Celtic
  
Results: 2-0 defeat v Scunthorpe United (A) – Tuesday 26 December
2-0 defeat v Scunthorpe United (H) – Saturday 30 December
Competition: National League North
Overview: Young shot-stopper Leban started in consecutive fixtures against league-leaders Scunthorpe last week. However, Farsley fell to 2-0 defeats in both matches against the high-flyers.

The second game was filled with drama, as Farsley were forced to finish the game with nine players, following two red cards.

Despite the results, young Blue Leban was a standout performer, earning the Man of the Match award for his side in their game on Saturday.


Stanley Mills - Oxford United 
 
Results: 2-1 win v Cambridge United (H) – Tuesday 26 December
3-2 defeat v Derby County (A) – Friday 29 December
2-1 win v Charlton Athletic (A) – Monday 1 January
Competition: League One
Overview: Earning two wins over their three matches since Boxing Day, Oxford are well within the play-off picture in League One.

Mills started against both Cambridge and Derby, featuring for the full 90 minutes in their late 2-1 victory over rivals Cambridge.

A 95th-minute winner from Ciaron Brown ensured the U's picked up all three points in their penultimate encounter before the new year. 


Neal Maupay - Brentford
 
Results: 4-1 defeat v Wolves (H) – Wednesday 27 December
3-1 defeat v Crystal Palace (A) – Saturday 30 December
Competition: Premier League
Overview: Maupay played the full 90 minutes for Brentford in a difficult defeat against Wolves, and the Frenchman provided an assist in the game – his third of the Premier League season.

A second-half substitute at Palace, he replaced Mathias Jensen after the hour mark.

Reece Welch – Forest Green Rovers  
Results: 4-2 defeat v Newport County (A) – Tuesday 26 December
2-1 defeat v Swindon Town (A) – Friday 29 December
1-1 draw v AFC Wimbledon (H) – Monday 1 January
Competition: League Two
Overview: After coming on against Newport, Welch was an unused substitute at Swindon, before being absent from the squad for the visit of Wimbledon.

Mason Holgate - Southampton
Results: 
5-0 win v Swansea City (H) – Tuesday 26 December
2-1 win v Plymouth Argyle (H) – Friday 29 December
1-1 draw v Norwich City (A) – Monday 1 January
Competition: Championship
Overview: Holgate was an unused substitute across the festive period for Southampton, whose three results saw them extend an impressive run to 18 matches unbeaten.