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This season has been quite a successful one for loanees from Premier League clubs, with the vast majority blossoming under their temporary employers. Most of them are youngsters wanting to develop and grow, some are senior players just not getting the time they need on the pitch. In this list we will be taking a look at each of them and their form.

Starting off with someone who got himself on the score-sheet at Craven Cottage in the FA Cup win against Norwich: Darren Bent. On loan from Aston Villa, he is currently playing for Fulham as he just wasn't getting any opportunity to do so under Paul Lambert.

The 29-year-old England international isn't really renowned for assisting or setting up, but purely for his finishing ability. This still isn't back to old ways at the Cottagers, contributing only five goals and no assists over all competitions in 20 games.

Another loanee who could be doing a lot better himself is Arsenal's 22-year-old French midfielder: Francis Coquelin. On loan at German outfit Freiburg, he was recently named the third worst signing of the Bundesliga this season, it came as no surprise.

With a measly one goal to his name, no assists and playing a generous 21 games it is easy to see why this is the case. He has recently been tipped with an early return to his parent club this month.

Moving on to the much more successful side of loaned-out players, we will start with one of the most promising youngsters to come through the Premier League: Suso. Liverpool's 20-year-old magician has been a revelation for temporary club Almeria in Spain.

Playing a key part in their team, he is the main source of goals with two scored and a very impressive five assisted in only 17 games. To justify how well he is playing - he is one of the highest assisters in the whole league, matching the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and even has more than Lionel Messi himself.

Also enjoying some success, although in more recent weeks, is Manchester United's Michael Keane. The 21-year-old England youth international is already establishing himself as a backbone to the high-flying Derby County.

It only took three games for manager Steve McClaren to realise this young man's ability, starting every game and playing the full 90 minutes since. Alongside the likes of Liverpool's on-loan defender Andre Wisdom, who is also doing very well in the same fashion and the Rams' own Jake Buxton, they are proving a very formidable defence.

There are of course honourable mentions for the players that are doing what are expected of them such as Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City's Gareth Barry on loan at Everton, Liverpool's Oussama Assaidi on loan at Stoke, Tottenham's Tom Carrol and Benoît Assou-Ekotto on loan at QPR, Arsenal's Johan Djourou on loan at Hamburg and of course many others.

With this month already seeing new loanees arrive in the form of Manchester City's Swedish striker John Guidetti amongst others, it will be great to see how they come along too. So expect a lot of growth and emergence from the young and the forgotten players of the Premier League.

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