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Loan Watch: Evans and Barker on the scoresheet

Manchester City have a host f young players gaining valuable experience at clubs across the world

Manchester City have a host f young players gaining valuable experience at clubs across the world

It's safe to say George Evans is enjoying his football at Walsall.

In four appearances for the Saddlers, the midfielder has netted three times - his latest, the opener in Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood.

Full of confidence, he controlled, took a touch and needed no invitation to fire low into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

Speaking to the Express and Star after the game, the youngster spoke of his happiness at the club, asserting he'd like to extend his stay.

Buzzing with the win today also delighted to get another goal as well! Onto the next round! ⚽️❤️ pic.twitter.com/c1rcnSclbb

— George Evans (@GeorgeEvans70) November 7, 2015

He declared: "I’m really enjoying my time here. Each day I’m learning from a great manager and great players.

"I’m only going to develop into a better player by being here at Walsall.

"I’d be delighted to stay for a longer period but it’s a conversation that will happen between the gaffer and Manchester City.

"I’ve spoken to the manager here a few times and if he wants me to stay, I am more than happy to do that."

REACTION | George Evans speaking to the press... pic.twitter.com/UIAQfHvDqx

— Walsall FC Official (@WFCOfficial) November 7, 2015

Just can't stop scoring this lad @GeorgeEvans70 ... Absolute flames 🔥🔥🔥

— Jake Ankers (@Jake_Ankers) November 7, 2015

Super @GeorgeEvans70 on the scoresheet yet again. There really is no stopping the lad's talent #mcfc #together

— siepod (@siepod) November 7, 2015

@GeorgeEvans70 they turned you into a striker over there George, scoring for fun!!! Congrats 😀

— Toni Duggan (@toni_duggan) November 7, 2015

Meanwhile, Brandon Barker also netted his first senior professional goal less than 24 hours after joining Rotherham on loan.

The winger couldn't prevent the Millers from falling to a home defeat to Ipswich but reduced the deficit, cutting inside and curling beyond Dean Gerken.

Even without the strike, the youngster had impressed and was handed his side's Man of the Match award for his display.

@BrandonBarker96 well done last night by far best player on pitch #UTM

— brandon_barker_62 (@LakenWainwright) November 8, 2015

@BrandonBarker96 well done mate! Played really well and will no doubt get better and better....hopefully the team will too! UTM

— Jamie Wilson (@Wilson13Jamie) November 8, 2015

@BrandonBarker96 nice finish, and the hair looked good too fella 😂 pic.twitter.com/GKKl9gWNlp

— Colin Patterson (@clpblue1) November 7, 2015

Elsewhere, Bruno Zuculini also received the same award for Middlesbrough. He played 90 minutes in the Teesside outfit's heavy defeat at the hands of Hull, making three tackles, four interceptions, and completed 70 passes with an accuracy of 80%.

In Holland, Jack Byrne helped Cambuur to a 2-2 draw in the Eredivisie, providing the assist for Martijn Barto to open the scoring, while Thomas Agyepong lasted 80 minutes of Twente's 4-1 defeat to Heerenveen.

@Jackb_8 nice game today Jack. Hope to see you start again against ajax next game. Time for 3 points. Make us proud 💪💪

— Maxi P. (@HarryPetter1) November 8, 2015

Not often I tweet on football, but just watched @MCFC star of future. Jack Byrne in Eredivisie for Cambuur. Superb ability at 19.

— Chris Egerton (@EgertonSport) November 8, 2015

Thomas Agyepong is clearly the best player at Twente could be a useful player for us

— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) November 7, 2015

Elsewhere, Godsway Donyoh also turned provider in Falkenbergs' crucial 1-1 draw with Sirius in the second leg of the relegation play-off, which keeps the Swedish side in the top flight on away goals after a 2-2 draw in the first leg.

Over in France, Seko Fofana played the whole of Bastia's 1-1 draw with Lille. The Frenchman earned the Man of the Match award and was named in SofaScore's Team of the Week, earning a rating of eight out of ten for his "accurate dribbling" and five tackles.

Seko Fofana was MotM for Bastia v Lille yesterday. Minutes: 90 Passes: 37 (92%) Tackles: 5 Dribbles: 4/5 Duels won: 10/13 #LoanWatch

— MCFC Data (@mcfcdata) November 8, 2015

Yaw Yeboah lined up against Fofana for Lille, but was replaced on 75 minutes.

In Norway, after netting his fourth league goal of the season last week, Bismark Boateng couldn't add to his tally for Stromsgodset, who drew 2-2 with Valerenga.

Meanwhile, Olivier Ntcham was an unused substitute in Genoa's 2-2 draw with Frosinone but continues to impress in Italy, having made nine assists this season - the second-highest in the league.

Jason Denayer came off the bench for Turkish side Galatasaray but saw his side concede twice in injury time to lose 4-3 at Rizespor, while in Belgium, Enes Unal played 90 minutes of Genk's 1-0 loss at Club Brugge.

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