Two days after Fraser Hornby joined KV Kortrijk on a season-long loan, Everton have confirmed another loan departure with Callum Connolly. The 21-year-old has joined Lincoln City on loan for the remainder of the campaign after struggling for opportunities at Goodison Park.
↩️ | Callum Connolly has joined @LincolnCity_FC on loan for the season.
Good luck, @Callum1connolly! ????
— Everton (@Everton) August 29, 2019
Connolly is currently behind the likes of Tom Davies, Andre Gomes, Morgan Schneiderlin, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin in the pecking order under Marco Silva. He’s made only one appearance in all competitions for Everton and that came more than three years ago.
Due to his lack of minutes in the first-team, the England u21 international has spent time on loan at Barnsley (March 3, 2016 – April 3, 2016), Wigan Athletic (January 14, 2017 – May 31, 2017) (August 9, 2018 – January 30, 2019), Ipswich Town (August 31, 2017 – May 31, 2018) and Bolton Wanderers (January 31, 2019 – May 31, 2019).
Connolly made three appearances at Barnsley, 37 at Wigan, 35 at Ipswich and 16 at Bolton. As per Transfermarkt, the 21-year-old is a versatile player who can operate at left-back, centre-back, right-back, defensive-midfield as well as on either flank. Whether Connolly’s latest loan move will see him impress enough to earn a reprieve to the first-team remains to be seen, however.