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England Under-19 captain out on loan


John Lundstram goes to Doncaster for a month

One of Everton's most promising young internationals, midfielder John Lundstram, has joined League One side Doncaster Rovers on a month's loan.

The 19-year old has progressed through the Academy at Goodison Park and he is the current England Under-19 captain.

Lundstram celebrated his 19th birthday on Monday, just a day after netting in Everton Under-21s' 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

He will join Brian Flynn's squad initially for a month and he could be in line to make his Doncaster debut against Yeovil on Saturday, when a win for Rovers could take them top of League One.

© Sky Sports News
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Phil Sammon
999 Posted 20/02/2013 at 16:42:59
“They are doing everything that I’m asking of them at the moment,” Stubbs told evertontv after the Boro game. “There are some talented lads in the group and if we can put that team out every week we won’t be far away from doing really well.

Tough luck, Alan.

Paul Ellam
012 Posted 20/02/2013 at 17:37:59
Lundstram looks like he has bright future ahead at Everton. Keep up the good work lad!
Jimmy Sørheim
027 Posted 20/02/2013 at 18:24:17
I just do not get it: why are Vellios, McAleny and Duffy not out on loan? It is ass-backwards to me to loan out Lundstram and Hammar, but let McAleny, Vellios and Duffy rot away in the U-21 side.

I do think it is great that Hammar and Lundstram are now on loan, but I feel we are missing some top youth coach who has the brain and balls to do the right thing.

If Moyes moves then we will need to find a manager who has a real history of blooding youth players into first team players. I have thought about Nigel Adkins, what he has done with the youngsters at Southampton makes me respect him. Same with Wenger, though Wenger has bought most of his youngsters. Lambert is trying, but failing.

As I said, the next thing I want in a new manager is that he has real skills in developing young players. Who is the best option right now? I have no idea... but I would try Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Nigel Adkins.

Phil Walling
030 Posted 20/02/2013 at 18:52:17
Sorry,Alan,we can1t afford his wages so Doncaster might as well pick up the bill!
Phil Brown
058 Posted 20/02/2013 at 20:23:43
Makes me think that Ross Barkley will be staying to sit on the bench for the first team rather than going out on loan again. With Fransisco Junior and Ross playing centre-mid for the U21s.

Good luck to Lundstram, he's played well whenever I've seen him play. Shame that we can't also send out Barkley, Duffey and Vellios to get some much needed experience.

Phil Sammon
072 Posted 20/02/2013 at 21:01:50
Alright, alright, that's enough Phil's for one thread. And you're walking a fine line too, Paul.
Steve Cavanagh
136 Posted 21/02/2013 at 03:03:56
Pity the club couldn't set up a system for these players to go to Tranmere rather than one of their main rivals. It would also mean them not having to shift living areas etc. Tranmere's recent form suggests they could do with the help too!
Thomas Windsor
159 Posted 21/02/2013 at 10:10:21
Why cant Barkley, Vellios and Duffy get some match practice in the 1st team, never mind on loan???

We have become so stale the last 6 weeks...

Phil Walling
160 Posted 21/02/2013 at 10:15:04
.....and we would have the opportunity to see up-coming talent in serious action.I understand that FL clubs can only field FIVE loanees from Premier clubs but limitless foreigners.Que?
Ian Allaker
165 Posted 21/02/2013 at 11:31:37
We can't send everyone out on loan, Jimmy, someone has to be around to play for the reserves. As long as one of Lundstram or Barkley is on loan to ensure getting a game. There's no point in good players sitting on the bench for the reserves. McAleny, Vellios and Duffy are still getting games but they are also around if they should be needed for the first team at short notice.
Trevor Lynes
190 Posted 21/02/2013 at 14:37:23
We certainly loan OUT lots of players.
But what happened to the Ofoe loan IN ?
Or anyone else for that matter
Chris Cumisky
227 Posted 21/02/2013 at 17:26:52
Another corker by Jimmy Sorheim.
James Flynn
281 Posted 21/02/2013 at 20:11:34
Jimmy (027) – "I would try Ole Gunnar Solskjaer". Me too.

With Moyes going, I'm hoping for Ole over the usual EPL managerial suspects being mentioned.

Stuart Mitchell
299 Posted 21/02/2013 at 21:45:29
I'd rather see Lundstram and Barkley getting games for the first team.

Gibson not in form at the moment and Osman looking tired. Do not even want to think about Neville playing there.

Si Cooper
316 Posted 21/02/2013 at 23:01:52
Trevor, I found this explanation. I do not know the specific rules but I believe they apply:
"The transfer window is now closed for non-emergency signings for the remainder of the season. Premier League and Scottish Premier League clubs cannot sign any players, on loan or full transfers, until the next transfer window.

Clubs in the Football League can sign players on loan outside of the transfer window (following a seven-day period after the transfer window closed on 31 January until a specified date in March).

Outside of the transfer window, any club may still sign players on an emergency basis (such as if they have no goalkeepers available) with the permission of their competition's governing body, for example the Premier League.

Players who are out of contract and do not have a club can be signed outside of the transfer window if they are unattached free agents when the window closes."

Chris Cumisky
476 Posted 22/02/2013 at 18:15:12
A Everton manager called "Nigel" ? christ I hope not..
Jimmy Sørheim
595 Posted 23/02/2013 at 04:48:29
Ian, you are contradicting yourself. You say they do not need to be sitting in the reserves, but you know they will get no playing time at all in the first team where it matters.

I maintain play McAleny, Vellios, Barkley and Duffy or loan them out, let them have a real feel of how competitive footie really is, because they are NOT getting it here with Moyes and Everton.

I am not the slightest surprised we have not blooded one single academy player into a first team player since Anichebe and Rodwell. Now that is a sign of a faulty youth setup with coaches who have no real qualification.

I think of David Weir and Alan Stubbs as the worst coaches in the PL. We need to get top quality youth coaches in right now, turn the tide for once.

I hurt for Vellios, McAleny, Barkley, and Duffy.

Trevor Lynes
610 Posted 23/02/2013 at 08:29:14
If we can loan them out, we can loan them in!
Ian Allaker
649 Posted 23/02/2013 at 13:39:42
Jimmy they will get games for the reserves, how am I contradicting myself? They have top PL facilities and PL coaches, so it is still a valuble experience and good environment to be around playing for the reserves and they will still train with the first team.
Ciaran Duff
369 Posted 28/02/2013 at 11:48:05
Just checked on how he is going with Doncaster. He played the last 2 games. Draw (1-1) and Away Win (2-1). They are now top of the League.
Quote from their manager "Rovers boss Brian Flynn is tipping young loan midfielder John Lundstram to have a big future in the game after producing an impressive performance in Tuesday's game at Shrewsbury.".

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