Derby County fans react to Kieran Dowell's debut, on loan from Everton

Kieran Dowell of Everton arrives for the Carabao Cup third round match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on October 2, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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

Kieran Dowell of Everton runs with the ball during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Everton and Rotherham United at Goodison Park on August 29, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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.

Kieran Dowell of Sheffield United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Sheffield United at Bet365 Stadium on May 5,...

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