Loan Watch: McAllister Makes First Start

It was a busy weekend of football for Everton loanees in action for their temporary clubs. Here is an overview of how our players performed in this week’s Loan Watch... 

Sean McAllister – Inverness Caledonian Thistle  
Opponent: Hibernian (H)
Competition: Scottish Cup fifth round
Date: Saturday 10 February   
Result: 3-1 defeat
Overview: McAllister faced a tough outing in his first start for Inverness, as they took on Premiership side Hibernian in the Scottish Cup.

Goalless at half-time, the visitors pushed on after break to score three, before Aaron Doran netted a consolation in stoppage time.

McAllister played 70 minutes for a youthful away side, operating in an attacking-midfield role for Duncan Ferguson’s team.

The 21-year-old will be hoping for another start on Saturday, when Inverness welcome Partick Thistle in a return to league action.

Elijah Campbell – Fleetwood Town  
Opponent: Lincoln City (A)
Competition: League One
Date: Saturday 10 February   
Result: 2-1 defeat
Overview: After picking up a second consecutive win in midweek, Campbell’s Fleetwood fell to a narrow defeat on the road.

The away side took the lead in the first-half, but a dismissal for Bosun Lawal allowed Lincoln to come back into the game. They scored two quick-fire goals in the second half to take the lead.

The 19-year-old Campbell played the full 90 minutes again – his third since arriving on deadline day of the January transfer window.

Harry Tyrer – Chesterfield  
Opponent: Ebbsfleet United (H)
Competition: National League
Date: Saturday 10 February    
Result: 2-2 draw
Overview: Ebbsfleet managed to earn an unlikely result against Tyrer’s league-leading Chesterfield, netting a second-half equaliser to make it 2-2.

After the weekend’s results, the Spireites are 23 points clear at the top of the National League, while Ebbsfleet are at the opposite end of the standings, in 23rd place.

Goalkeeper Tyrer made a strong save to keep his side in the game with just nine minutes of normal time remaining, denying Toby Edser’s effort.

Kenzie Weir – Glasgow City
Montrose (A)
Competition: Scottish Women’s Premier League
Date: Sunday 11 February
Result: 5-1 win
Overview: Weir’s Glasgow City came from behind to earn a stunning 5-1 victory at Montrose.

The on-loan Everton defender netted her side’s first goal, heading home from Mairead Fulton’s cross just 15 minutes after the home team had taken the lead.

The result means it’s still tight at the top of the table, with Glasgow in third place, and just six points from Rangers and two off Celtic.

Zan-Luk Leban – Farsley Celtic
Opponent: Tamworth (A)
Competition: National League North
Date: Saturday 10 February   
Result: 1-0 defeat
Overview: Farsley came close to earn a result at table-topping Tamworth, with a single second-half goal proving enough for the home side to take the victory.

While the game was level, young goalkeeper Leban – a regular starter for his side – made a great one-on-one stop to deny Ben Milnes.

Farsley face another difficult challenge next time out when they welcome high-flyers Chester FC on Saturday.

Neal Maupay – Brentford
Wolves (A)
Competition: Premier League
Date: Saturday 10 February
Result: 2-0 win
Overview: Brentford earned an important victory at Wolves at the weekend, striking twice through Christian Norgaard and Ivan Toney to seal a 2-0 win.

On-loan Maupay started the match and played 76 minutes. He saw a couple of early chances saved by Jose Sa, who denied the Frenchman of his sixth Premier League goal of the season.

Mason Holgate – Sheffield United
Luton (A)
Competition: Premier League
Date: Saturday 10 February
Result: 3-1 win
Overview: Sheffield United stunned in-form Luton on Saturday, taking home all three points after a 3-1 win.

Holgate played the full 90 minutes in the Blades’ backline during his second appearance since joining on deadline day of the January transfer window. He made six clearances, while also blocking two Luton efforts.