Everton loan round-up: Tarashaj impresses again

Shani Tarashaj netted once again for Grasshoppers, whilst Aiden McGeady scored his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday.

Everton loan round-up: Tarashaj impresses again
McGeady was on the scoresheet at the weekend. | Photo: Reuters

It was a mixed week for Everton's loanees, with the most eye-catching performance coming from Switzerland as January signing Shani Tarashaj scored in Grasshoppers' 4-2 victory over Zurich.

Tarashaj continues to show promise

The young Swiss netted his 11th goal of the campaign for the side from whom he has signed for Everton, before being sent back on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 21-year-old played the whole 90 minutes of the Swiss side's win, which sees them stay third in the league table just one point behind second-placed BSC Young Boys, who Tarashaj's parent club beat 7-2 on aggeragate in last season's Europa League competition.

Everton's January signing won Swiss young player of the year | Photo: Liverpool Echo
Everton's January signing won Swiss young player of the year | Photo: Liverpool Echo

Toffee loanees on show lower down the pyramid too

Aiden McGeady also impressed in Sheffield Wednesday's 3-0 victory at Nottingham Forest, as he grabbed his first goal for the Championship side.

The Republic of Ireland winger fell out of favour at Goodison Park, but proved he is still suitable for the Merseyside team as he opened the scoring before being withdrawn at 73 minutes.

Elsewhere in the English second division, the promising Luke Garbutt played 77 minutes as Fulham let a one-goal lead slip to Bristol City, who won 2-1.

A division below, and Conor Grant limped off with an injury after 30 minutes as Doncaster Rovers fell to a 2-1 defeat to the rising Bradford City. The young midfielder's injury concern comes at a bad time for his temporary side, as they currently sit two points and one place above the relegation zone.

Another Yorkshire side in Barnsley suffered a 2-0 defeat at Southend United, with Callum Connolly playing the full 90, whilst Connor McAleny did not feature in Wigan Athletic's 3-3 draw against Colchester United.

Finally, staying in League OneDavid Henen​ was unavailable for Fleetwood Town as he continues to near a return after injury.

In League Two, Liam Walsh helped Yeovil Town secure a vital win over fellow relegation battlers Notts County, whilst Ryan Ledson saw his Cambridge United side net a last-gasp winner against leaders Northampton Town to secure a point.

Jonjoe Kenny's Oxford United remain second in the fourth division, despite their home loss to Leyton Orient at the weekend.

Finally, in the National League​, winger Michael Donohue helped his Barrow side beat Altrincham in an enthralling 3-2 showing.