Everton youngster Kieran Dowell was given a chance to make his debut for Derby County last night, after being loaned out by Marco Silva.

Derby County fans have had a mixed reaction to Kieran Dowell’s debut display, after he joined on loan from Everton this summer.

Everton decided to give Dowell more of a chance to go out and learn his trade in the Championship this summer, and Derby were only too happy to offer him a new home.

The Everton youngster has quickly been thrown into Philippe Cocu’s line-up, and started in Derby’s season opener against Huddersfield Town last night.

The Rams won the contest 2-1, but Dowell’s evening was a mixed one.

The England youth international gave away a penalty in the contest, and Derby fans had mixed reviews of the Everton loanee’s displays.

Everton will be keeping a close eye on Dowell’s progress at Pride Park, as he needs to have an outstanding season to break into Marco Silva’s plans.

Dowell has proven himself to be a standout midfielder in the Championship on previous loan spells, but there still seem to be some doubts at Everton over whether he can play regularly for them.

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