Matthew Pennington has signed an extension to his season-long loan deal with Hull City in the company of fellow Everton youngster, Josh Bowler.
The Everton defender joined Hull City on loan last August in a deal that would have expired on June 30, before the disrupted Championship season is scheduled for completion.
The new agreement ensures that the versatile defender will be able to feature in the Tigers' remaining nine games.
Pennington still has another year to run on his Everton contract, but has not featured in the Blues first team for 3 years since breaking through from the Under-23s. He has been farmed out on six different loan deals over the last seven seasons and it seems unlikely that this pattern will change next season.
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1 Posted 05/06/2020 at 23:30:21
2 Posted 05/06/2020 at 23:49:53
And it's way better experience for Matty to play the 9 remaining games with Hull (where he regained his starting job in February) than to come back for a few appearances with our U23s, particularly since he clearly has no first-team future at Everton.
3 Posted 07/06/2020 at 16:48:55
4 Posted 07/06/2020 at 17:00:29
5 Posted 07/06/2020 at 23:02:35
The other thought voiced above by Mike Gaynes is that he could have returned to strengthen our injury-stricken back line. I think this might contravene the current loan rules, as I've seen the point made elsewhere (specifically re Mo Besic) that, as a returning loanee, he would not be eligible to play for Everton (first team?) this season.
Perhaps someone could confirm that?
6 Posted 09/06/2020 at 13:49:51
Seems this would be a hurdle in the way of Lewis Gibson coming back from Fleetwood Town to strengthen the backline, for example (as suggested in the Echo), but might be dodged through seeking special dispensation from the powers that be.
But there must be a provision for loans to be cut short (eg, Adedoyin, Virginia) mid-season... perhaps that's the transfer window again?
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