Brendan Galloway's loan from Everton to Sunderland goes from bad to worse

Everton Manager Ronald Koeman shouts at his team from the touchline during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on September 23, 2017 in Liverpool,...

West Brom quickly dispensed with Everton's Brendan Galloway during a loan spell last season - and Sunderland appear to be doing the same.

Shilow Tracey of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball from Brendan Galloway of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on April 10,...

If Brendan Galloway thought his loan spell at West Brom last season was a disappointment, a temporary spell at Sunderland is not shaping up much better.

The 21-year-old defender was targeted and exploited by Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds United as they cruised to a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light last month and the Everton loanee has barely been seen since.

In fact, his only Championship outing in the last month came in one of Sunderland’s poorest performances of the season – the 2-1 home defeat to newly promoted Sheffield United.

Brendan Galloway of Sunderland takes on Bradley Johnson and Johnny Russell of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on...

And, though manager Simon Grayson confirmed that Galloway was in contention to play against Cardiff City on Saturday after he was ineligible for the EFL Cup tie against parent club Everton in midweek, per The Chronicle, the youngster failed to get off the bench as Sunderland’s winless league run stretched to eight games.

Therefore, there’s a real sense of déjà vu surrounding Galloway. After a couple of shaky displays on loan at West Brom last season, the former MK Dons starlet found himself out of the first-team picture under Tony Pulis and did not feature in a single Premier League game after giving away a penalty in a 4-2 victory over West Ham in September.

West Bromwich Albion's Welsh head coach Tony Pulis awaits kick off in the English League Cup third round football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in...

If Everton thought Galloway would get his career back on track at Sunderland, they have been left disappointed. Bryan Oviedo looks to have the left-back spot sewn down now and it remains to be seen whether or not Galloway can win back the trust of Simon Grayson.

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