Josh Bowler out for the next 3 months

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 5comments  |  Jump to last
Everton U-23 player Josh Bowler will be out of action for the next 3 months as he recovers from surgery following an injury picked up in training.

The 21-year-old pulled his hip flexor during shooting practice and the extent of surgery required following the injury is expected to keep him out until after Christmas.

Bowler was nominated for Premier League 2 player of the month this week after a bright start to the season - scoring two goals in three appearances.

Josh Bowler was signed from Queens Park Rangers in 2017 as a promising young prospect but he has not shown enough in his 3 years with the club to indicate there is any future for him in the first team.

He was expected to be under consideration for a move to another club in the current domestic transfer window but that will now have to wait until the New Year.  

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Pete Williams
1 Posted 07/10/2020 at 11:34:04
That's really bad luck. Josh should be going out on loan and getting the development he needs. Let's hope the recovery goes well and he's back fit for the January window so he can at least get a loan for the second part of the season.
Phill Thompson
2 Posted 07/10/2020 at 14:18:33
Indeed, sad news, he was our best player in the games he’d played at U23 and surely there would have been Championship scouts watching who’d have picked him up.
Jay Wood

3 Posted 07/10/2020 at 14:27:10
Frustrating news for the lad. He has been on fire for the U-23s this season.

Unlikely to progress to the first team is my assessment, but he will bring in funds when sold and he will have a career in league football.

Hopefully he'll be fit for the January window when a club – be it loan or sale – can be found for him.

Filipe Torres
4 Posted 07/10/2020 at 14:42:00
I think he has done enough to deserve a chance in the first team.
He looks a level above, in every video I've seen. I'll admit that the delivery of the ball and pressing aren't there but he creates in a short space has quick feet and pace.

He just needs to temper all that speed to improve his delivery. I see a Premier League player in there.

Justin Doone
5 Posted 07/10/2020 at 22:19:15
He's a £5M player that we will release or get a nominal fee for. Surprised a league 1 team hasn't shown interest.

There's a few NW clubs that could do with a goal scorer.

Hopefully a quick recovery and loan after Christmas.

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