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Lewis Warrington's season-long loan at Plymouth Argyle has been disrupted by a knee injury and the midfielder has returned to Finch Farm to have the issue fully assessed.

The 21-year-old, who has also had spells on loan at Tranmere and Fleetwood, has made just four appearances for Plymouth since joining them over the summer, having been kept out of the side by Jordan Houghton.

Pilgrims' director of football, Neil Dewsnip fears that the midfielder faces an extended spell on the sidelines.

Warrington will be examined by Everton's medical staff and a determination will be made as to whether he will require surgery to correct the problem.

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"He has gone back to Everton for rehab, could be out for quite a while I'm afraid. He has got a knee problem so they are assessing whether he needs surgery or not, they don't know yet."


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Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
1 Posted 28/12/2023 at 13:05:42
Worrying for the lad.

22 next October. Contract finishes in June. Kept out of the side by a 28-year-old lower-league player.

What looks to be a serious knee injury.

Rob Jones
2 Posted 28/12/2023 at 16:29:50
I feel for the lad. But he's a symptom of the unprofessional way the club has been run for so long. He should have been loaned abroad, tested at as high a level as possible, then sold or used.

As it is, he'll be 22, out of contract, and forced to start again at League Two level (at best).

Peter Gorman
3 Posted 28/12/2023 at 16:58:20
Phil, not sure what you mean by ''28-year-old lower-league player", is that some kind of pejorative?

You could spin it as "established Championship player" instead.

Stan Mills is still getting the minutes in League One but Warrington probably doesn't have anything to prove at that level.

Still, shame about the lack of minutes.

Phill Thompson
4 Posted 28/12/2023 at 19:55:08
Rob, sorry but Warrington's no Branthwaite despite both being 21. He hardly set League One alight last season, so I'm not sure why you think foreign clubs would be lining up to get him on loan.

He went to a Championship club which is a decent level where we've sent Holgate too and have sold former players like Cannon and Simms to.

Warrington wasn't a regular starter even before his injury, which suggests he wasn't impressing at a lower Championship club.
Hopefully he gets over his injury, makes an impact in late season.

Dave Williams
5 Posted 29/12/2023 at 20:47:31
He didn't get a sniff at Plymouth and clearly wasn't rated. On the other hand, our ex-player Lewis Gibson is playing really well for them!

What is up with Tyler Onyango – regular squad member for the first few games and hasn't been seen since?

Michael Kenrick
6 Posted 30/12/2023 at 09:55:13
Dave, good question.

I've been tracking Tyler Onyango since he was on the senior subs bench for the last time, against Arsenal back in mid-September.

He played the next three games for the U21s, subbed in his last PL2 game against Arsenal at the end of September (but no mention of any problem in the online report on that game). Since then … nothing. Just one note in a U21s article on the Everton website that he is 'out'.

I can only surmise that he has sustained a serious injury which has sidelined him for the last 3 months. If true, kind of ironic that the last mention I can find of him is this, a week before his disappearance, at the end of an article profiling his penultimate appearance in the EFL Trophy against his former loan club, Burton Albion:

Paul Tait told the Echo: “Tyler needs some game time. We've got quite a few first-team players back now, the squad is looking a lot healthier – thankfully – for the first team and this was an ideal opportunity.

“When you come back to the club you've been on loan at, it means a little bit extra to you. He was all right but I think you can see he's short of match minutes and I think he needs more of those games to build his match fitness up.”

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