Onyango recalled from loan at Burton

18/01/2023 29comments  |  Jump to last

Everton Under-21s midfielder Tyler Onyango has become the latest player to be recalled early from a season-long loan, returning to Finch Farm from Burton Albion.

The 19-year-old has played 24 times for the League One club with one assist having played his way to the fringes of the first team at Goodison Park and making his full debut two years ago.

It is unclear why Onyango's loan has been terminated early but he follows in the footsteps of Nathan Broadhead, who was recently sold to Ipswich Town, and Ellis Simms who has been involved in the senior setup for the past two games.


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Pat Kelly
1 Posted 18/01/2023 at 18:53:34
Next back will be Dele Alli.

Is Lampard running out of players who want to play his "system"?

Peter Carpenter
2 Posted 18/01/2023 at 18:55:24
Kevin Mirallas will be next.
James Flynn
3 Posted 18/01/2023 at 18:59:25
No sign of injury and he's been in their first-11 rotation for some time now.

He was held out of their last game a few days ago.

That team's awful and leaks goals, but I wouldn't put that on Tyler particularly.

I guess we'll see the Club's intentions soon enough.

Tony Abrahams
4 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:19:18
I watched Burton playing recently, James, and thought they were getting completely mismanaged, in a similar, but totally opposite way to Everton. (I can't help speaking double Dutch sometimes!)

I can't even remember if Onyango actually played but Burton were playing the highest line imaginable, and got absolutely murdered by anything, and I mean anything, that got hit over the top.

It's virtually impossible to hit anything over the top against Everton, but at least they compensate their opponents, by leaving loads of space between the lines, which definitely helps to keep the pitch big.

John Wignall
5 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:23:22
We should bring back Branthwaite.
James Flynn
6 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:24:59
Dele's new manager is not playing him. I'd be surprised if we take him back before the end of the season.

Guess their manager will discover what Spurs and Everton know. That as long as the checks keep hitting his bank account, Dele will show up for training and happily sit and watch the games from the bench.

Shane Corcoran
7 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:34:15
Maybe because Davies is off?
Rob Halligan
8 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:36:44
My bet: he's been recalled, similar to that of Broadhead. He's probably getting sold tomorrow.
James Flynn
9 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:42:39
Tony - Ha, yes it does seem odd, in both cases.

Burton Albion owners don't put in money apparently. It's why Hasselbaink resigned a few months ago. This fellow Dino Maamria was JFH's assistant and is currently their temp manager.

Back to Tyler, without injury, he had a lot of no-shows when he first arrived there. But did work his way into regular rotation, including some 90-minute stints.

So, he was getting regular minutes, including starts. Did we pull him back to play? He did seem pretty raw to me at Albion.

Robert Tressell
10 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:46:25
Hard to know how good Onyango is. He was too good for the U23s certainly. Maybe in part because he's so huge. Burton are obviously a complete shambles and will be relegated to League Two, so not a great place to develop or judge his progress.

I know Gueye, Onana, Doucoure, Davies etc are not exactly shit hot but hard to see Onyango stepping up just yet. Presumably he'll be back on loan but to somewhere less shambolic.

If it was me at that age, I'd be heading abroad for a different experience.

Ray Smith
11 Posted 18/01/2023 at 20:24:59
Shane @7,

Where is Davies going?

Rangers have disassociated themselves from a deal!
However, I appreciate it's media driven!!!

Shane Corcoran
12 Posted 18/01/2023 at 20:32:32
Ray, just idle speculation on my part.
Tony Abrahams
13 Posted 18/01/2023 at 20:33:59
Davies won't go anywhere until the summer.

Onyango is miles off Everton but, unless something else is in the pipeline, I don't understand why the club are calling him back.

Nick Page
14 Posted 18/01/2023 at 20:37:56
Beggars can't be choosers, Tony…
Tony Abrahams
15 Posted 18/01/2023 at 20:46:01
Much better young players than this kid can't get anywhere near our first-team, Nick, and playing League football has surely got to be a lot more beneficial to a young footballer than playing Under-21s football.

Lampard was a very, very good midfielder, so I just wish he could rub off on our current midfielders.

Nick Page
16 Posted 18/01/2023 at 20:48:20
Oh I don’t disagree, Tony. I was merely suggesting that they’re looking at all (limited) options. As for Lampard, yes he was but he was flattered by those who played around him at Chelsea. Average for England.
Dave Abrahams
17 Posted 18/01/2023 at 21:06:36
Robert (10),

“Onyango was too good for the U23s” — not sure about that, how many times did he play for them? Whenever I saw him, either for the U18s or U23s, he never stood out for me, always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Tony (4),

You didn't remember Onyango playing for Burton when you saw them. You told me about that game and I said Onyango plays for Burton but you didn't remember, maybe because he got substituted with plenty of time left?

I'd like to know how he has performed at Burton. There is a lad on here who does a very detailed report on our loanees – perhaps he could let us know how the lad has done there.

Ben King
18 Posted 18/01/2023 at 23:49:31
What is the bloody point??
Dan Humphrey
19 Posted 19/01/2023 at 03:25:36
I saw him play recently for Burton at Grimsby in the FA Cup. He'd not been starting games before then so it was a surprise he did start.

He stood out as tall, but all over the place, not in a good way, and he was subbed off at half-time!

I predict another loan, but not to Grimsby. Perhaps another League Two side; just on geography, I'd guess Tranmere or Barrow.

Kieran Kinsella
20 Posted 19/01/2023 at 04:22:14
I heard Thelwell told the scouts to find someone better than Tom Davies so they ended up bringing this fellow in. Scouts took the task too literally in terms of the base line.
Derek Knox
21 Posted 19/01/2023 at 09:15:29
Kieran, careful, you could incur the Wrath of Darren !

Smacks to me that there will be very little activity in the Transfer Market, by way of incomings, hence why were are recalling a few of the Loanees.

Dupont Koo
22 Posted 19/01/2023 at 10:25:55
This recall might represent one of the following scenarios:

1) Like Broadhead, a Football League Team has lined up a bid to sign Onyango permanently. But with his lack of track record and experiences, a 7 digits bid like Broadhead's is highly unlikely and it does not worth to sell him if the bid does not reach 7 digits.

2) Something internal happened at Burton Albion that Thelwell decided to cut short the loan to find a better Football League Team for Onyango. Given he has played 24 times (with reportedly decent but not spectacular performances) and without a change of manager, it doesn't appear an "uprising" at Burton forced the recall.

3) The most likely and the most depressing scenario, IMHO: our Finance remains in such a bad shape that we don't have any money left (or enough for a worthwhile target) to reinforce Central Midfield, after our supposedly needed upgrade at Striker &/or Winger, hence having Onyango recalled and Price staying with the club.

Fingers crossed that it is something closer to Scenario 2 above upon which the recall is based.

Dan Humphrey
23 Posted 19/01/2023 at 11:13:20
Post 22: my answer is 2, amended slightly.

This lad can't hold down a spot in a team who are in the relegation zone, post their last home game 0-4, and are probably thinking, let's send him back so we can bring in other loanees, which, quick glance, they have been doing this week.

A Grimsby webzine match reporter called him "Omnishambles Onyango"! Looks like a new loan, a new start, or a spell back in the U21s is likely.

Be concerned that the tallest midfielder I've seen this season made no impact against a League Two side packed with 5ft-8in and 5ft-9in midfielders!

Duncan Boggis
24 Posted 19/01/2023 at 2023/01/19 : 11:45:31
As a proud Evertonian of over 70 years, I am at the lowest point in my enthusiasm for a positive outcome for the season. Poor direction, leadership and ability leads me to the lowest point in my support.

I do not blame Frank Lampard as he can only work with what he has. If relegation was to happen, would the youth be given their chance?

COYB — turn it around or it could be years in the wilderness.

Rob Dolby
25 Posted 19/01/2023 at 19:33:26
Certainly the lower down the pyramid you go the more physical it gets. Maybe the move was designed to get a bit of devilment into his play similar to the loan that Warrington has at Fleetwood?

I can't see us needing him this season. I do think we should bring Alli back from Turkey though I think our purse strings are tied on that one.

James Flynn
26 Posted 19/01/2023 at 19:35:54
Well, Seb knows someone there; Ryan Astley.

Good luck to both.

Tony Abrahams
27 Posted 19/01/2023 at 19:39:27
There's a few scousers at Accrington, James. I remember when they did a documentary on them years ago, and they were on the coach going to an away game.

The Chairman was sitting there saying, "You won't be able to hear yourself speak in a minute, the scousers are getting on soon." It was funny, made great telly.

Hugh Jenkins
28 Posted 20/01/2023 at 07:55:52
Given his size, has someone decided to try to convert him to a "striker" as they did with DCL?
Alan J Thompson
29 Posted 23/01/2023 at 10:31:23
Are we really sure that we are not recalling these loaned players as we've come up with another way of getting them prolonged experience in the Championship next season?

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