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Bryn Morris Inks Loan Deal With York City

Bryn Morris

U-19 International, Bryn Morris has been loaned to York City after a loan spell with Coventry City ended prematurely. The high Middlesbrough prospect left Coventry and signed a one month loan deal with York City after failing to win a starting eleven spot on the roster. A move to York will help the 19-year-old work up his form and perhaps earn a starting spot for the Championship side before his one month spell expires.

Bryn Morris has been named captain for the English youth side as he helps orchestrate the midfield for his International side. Morris has 29 appearances through the English youth squad and 3 goals. His senior squad experience has been less lucky where he has only earned a total of 13 appearances for 3 different Championship teams where he will now hope to add more appearances for a fourth club. Morris is surely going to find his spot someplace in English football; however, with the challenges of gaining promotion and avoiding relegation an every week occurrence, most Championship sides are looking for experience and leadership to get them through the grinding 46 game schedule.

With a club like York City, it would be likely to see Morris’ first appearance with the Minstbrmen perhaps during a league cup or FA Cup match. York City will play Stanley in the upcoming FA Cup First Round on November 7th. Unless Morris cannot show his worth, or stay fit, we could see Morris make a small appearance, perhaps as a substitute. But don’t be surprised if boss Richard Cresswell looks to start Morris sooner to give his midfield a boost to get out of the relegation fight when they play 17th spot, Crawley Town on October 31st.

Middlesbrough Manager Welcomes The Door For Chelsea Youngster Patrick Bamford

Patrick Bamford

Centre-forward Patrick Bamford’s role at Crystal Palace has become irritating for his parent club, Chelsea. After just two senior club appearances for the youngster in the Premier League, the Chelsea prospect is looking to get off of the bench and back to scoring goals. Bamford rejected a move that would have him stay at Championship side Middlesbrough for the entire 2015/16 campaign. Hoping to gain first team experience on loan at Palace, Bamford unbeknownst, finds himself on the bench week after week.

With his talent being wasted away and his fitness becoming delicate, Chelsea have had enough of seeing their promising prospect waste away on the bench and they have threatened to take the 22-year-old back from Palace to find him a club that is more suitable.

This is where speculation has turned to Middlesbrough manager, Aitor Karanka. When the Spaniard was asked whether or not he’d welcome back Bamford after leaving the club in the summer, Karanka said, “I told [Bamford] that he would have the doors open for him always [at Boro].” Bamford claimed the Player of the Year award for the Sky Bet Championship in 2014/15, scoring 19 times for Middlesbrough (17 in the league) with 39 appearances.

While this is only speculation, Middlesbrough would be wise to try and get Bamford back on a loan deal. Not only would he play first team football straight away, but he has already built chemistry with a familiar supporting cast. However, if Chelsea decides to bring back the striker, do not be surprised if they give him a spot with the first team at Chelsea. While Chelsea is star studded and experienced, their lack of form could entice Mourinho to hang on to the striker and use him off the bench as a motivator to his squad. In the uncertain days of Mourinho’s reign at Chelsea, he could look for anything (or anyone) to help his squad improve.

If however, Chelsea decides to loan Bamford out to another club, Middlesbrough will surely be the favorite to win him back. Middlesbrough currently sit in second spot in the Sky Bet Championship and with the sure foot of the young striker, Bamford could be just the player they need to challenge for the Championship title this season.


Preston North End Look To Add Spurs Youngster Kenny McEvoy

McEvoy is a loan target for Preston North End

Sky Bet Championship side Preston North End are ready to make a loan move for Tottenham youngster, Kenny McEvoy. The 21-year-old has already been loaned twice with Peterborough United and Colchester United. If McEvoy were to make the move to Preston North End it would be his first appearance in the Championship.

The young Spurs attacking midfielder has yet to make a first team appearance for the club, yet it is believed that the London’s side coaching staff has a great deal of faith in McEvoy. It seems as though they are preparing him to have quite the experience before making the jump into the first team, which could signify how strongly they feel about his potential.

McEvoy is an Irishman who has been compared to the likes of Gareth Bale and he has already represented Ireland’s international side at the U17, U19, and U21 levels. Although McEvoy can play in the center midfield, he seems to be preferred at a right side forward role in order to accommodate his strong right foot.

After a difficult start to their season (23rd position after 10 games), Preston North End are looking to bolster their attack with pace, which Kenny McEvoy can provide. While it is difficult for a young prospect to crack into an experienced senior squad that it constantly fighting for a top four finish, these types of clubs are often loaning out their prospects to gain first team experience as well as keeping them fit in case they need a call-up in the future.

It’s a wonder as to why Spurs won’t use a top prospect like McEvoy during League Cup matches or even an FA Cup match to give some of the seniors a rest, but in any event, Kenny McEvoy is on pace to break into the top squad if he has a good run with Preston North End. While the deal has yet to be finalized, it seems as though McEvoy will be in line with the Lilywhites within the coming months. The progression McEvoy has made so far should make him a consideration for a top squad appearance, with Spurs, sometime in the near future.