John Lundstram signs for Scunthorpe on loan

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John Lundstram has another chance to impress Roberto Martinez after joining League One outfit Scunthorpe United on an initial one-month loan deal.

The Everton man has completed the switch to the third tier after earlier spells at both Blackpool and Leyton Orient this season. It's his sixth loan spell away from Goodison Park.

Lundstram was part of the Tangerines' side when Jose Riga was in charge and subsequently struggled to convince replacement Lee Clark that he was worthy of a place in the side.

Clark ended Lundsram's season-long loan early and he returned to Everton after several less-than-impressive performances at Bloomfield Road.


Lundstram also made four appearances for Leyton Orient this season in a second loan spell with the London club. Lundstram felt like he had unfinished business with Orient but again returned to Everton when his loan was up.

The highly-rated Evertonian has been brought in to replace the former Neal Bishop for the Iron, with the midfielder suffering a hernia problem and going under the knife to solve the issue. 

Lundstram, who was once likened to Steven Gerrard, is a tough tackling midfielder who will add grit into the Scunthorpe midfield. He does also like to push forward to help the attack when the opportunity arises.

Pre-season hopes

After being chosen in Everton's pre-season squad last summer, Lundstram may have been hoping to push forward into the senior squad this season under Roberto Martinez. But, that has not materialised. 

Lundstram is more than likely to make his debut for the Irons on Saturday against Rochdale and the Scunthorpe fans will be hoping he lives up to his reputation, as he has worked his way up the England ladder and played in two World Cups (U17 and U20).

Lundstram must see this as another chance to impress Martinez.

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