It was another bad day at the office for Everton in the Premier League yesterday, as they lost 1-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor. Once again, Everton’s defending from set-pieces left much to be desired. However, perhaps even more worrying, was how toothless they appeared in attack yet again.
It is simply not clicking on a regular basis for any of Everton’s strikers at the moment. However, one they decided to leave on loan did find the net yesterday.
Everton allowed Fraser Hornby to join Belgian side KV Kortrijk on loan until the end of the season this summer.
The talented Scotland under-21 international had been impressing for his national team and in the Everton under-23s, so it was no surprise to see he was wanted by other teams.
The Belgian side got him and yesterday he showed just why they were so keen to snap him up.
Hornby scored twice as Kortrijk claimed a 4-0 win over Sint-Truiden at the Guldensporenstadion yesterday.
Speaking to the club’s media after the game, Hornby revealed just how pleased he was to score his first goals for his new club.
“Very happy with my first competitive goals, but even happier with the victory.
“We played good football in the past weeks, but were not rewarded for it then.”
The aim for Hornby now will be to prove himself worthy of a chance at Everton next season. He will also have one eye on a senior Scotland call-up, if he can keep up this impressive form.
Everton, in the meanwhile, will be hoping any of their far more expensive attackers can find their shooting boots in time for West Ham’s visit in a fortnight.