Everton name five players they plan to leave before transfer deadline

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Everton Under-23 manager David Unsworth expects five players to go on loan before the end of the current transfer window. Callum Connolly, Beni Baningime, Dennis Adeniran, Nathan Broadhead and Josh Bowler all started the 3-0 win over Leicester City at Southport on Monday with Connolly and Bowler on the scoresheet alongside Ellis Simms.

A host of Football League scouts attended the game, including representatives from Plymouth Argyle, Fleetwood Town and Tranmere Rovers with Unsworth insisting that older players are selected for Under 23 action in order to provide a “showcase” for their talents.

“They don’t play here because we select them,” he told ECHO. “We want them to go on loan and giving them a game in the Under 23 gives them a showcase to get that loan.

“Dennis, Beni, Nathan, Josh, Callum, these are all players that I expect to be loaned but the loan [window] is a bit later so I understand why the clubs haven’t taken them yet.

“It will probably be the last minute for most of them, but I certainly expect them all to go on loan. In tonight’s performance they certainly showed that they are the best young players. “

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Everton are also hoping to find Matthew Pennington a new club this summer, with the defender missing the first two games of Premier League season 2 with a small blow.

Pennington is set to resume training this week while Kyle John and Broadhead, substituted in the opening 15 minutes against Leicester, are ready for scans.

Broadhead left the pitch as a precaution after feeling his hamstrings as John injured his ankle.

Lewis Dobbin missed the game with thigh strain that could rule him out for a month.

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