More U21 players go out on loan

, 27 March, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
Everton U21 striker Apostolos Vellios heads the list of players making loan moves today, joining Blackpool for the remainder of the season.

Matthew Pennington has joined Tranmere Rovers until the end of the season, John Lundstram has agreed a one-month spell with Leyton Orient and Hallam Hope will be with Bury for the remainder of the campaign.

Vellios's move will give the 22-year-old the prospect of regular first-team action for the first time since the 2011-12 season where he briefly threatened to make the breakthrough under David Moyes.

Despite some goalscoring cameos, though, the Greek U21 international failed to hold down a regular role in the team and has only made it as far as the substitutes' bench under Roberto Martinez.

Vellios has twice countered rumours of a questionable attitude and a refusal to go out on loan by insisting to Evertonians on Twitter in recent weeks that he was desperate to secure a temporary move to a lower division side to prove his worth.

With his Everton contract up at the end of the season, Vellios will likely be playing for his future during his stint at Blackpool, be that at Goodison Park or elsewhere.

Pennington moves across Merseyside to Prenton Park for his second spell with Tranmere having made nine appearances for them earlier this year.

Lundstram, meanwhile, played 17 times alongside teammate Shane Duffy at Yeovil earlier in the season and now gets a change of scenery in East London with Orient.

Finally, Hope could be in contention to face Northampton Town this Saturday, the club where he spent two months on loan in January and February.


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