Kyle Joseph and Morgan Whittaker continue to impress on loan
Swansea City pair Kyle Joseph and Morgan Whittaker were included in Whoscored.com’s EFL under-21 team of the season so far, as both continue to impress on loan, while Jordon Garrick, Lewis Webb and Dan Williams have continued to pick up vital minutes.
Joseph is among the top performers at loan club Oxford United. He’s racked up six goals in all competitions with five of those coming in the league before an unfortunate ankle injury.
The striker’s standout goal came at Fratton Park at the end of October as his right-footed first-time strike from the edge of the box bent around the Portsmouth keeper to help his side to a good point at the promotion-chasing south coast outfit.
Joseph left the field on a stretcher after an impact injury in a match against Shrewsbury Town on November 9, but will remain in Oxford for his recovery.
Whittaker has been equally impressive during his time at Plymouth Argyle. He has played a key role in helping the Pilgrims climb to the top of the League One table with his 13 goal contributions (seven goals and five assists).
He has averaged a score of 7.0 from Whoscored.com for the first part of the season, while his performances throughout September earned him the League One Player of the Month award.
Whittaker – described by Sky Sports as League One’s hottest property in light of recent performances – has made 23 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Garrick is another Swans loanee playing in League One. The 24-year-old is currently at Lincoln City. He’s made 14 appearances for the Imps and scored his first goal in a dramatic Papa John’s Trophy match against Barrow.
He played his part in the nine-goal thriller between Lincoln and Bristol Rovers in September, and in key wins against Ipswich Town and Barnsley.
Webb – who is on loan at Aberystwyth Town in the JD Cymru Premier – has returned to the Swans temporarily as he recovers from injury.
He’d been impressing in the Aber goal since arriving in west Wales, playing 12 matches before picking up his injury.
His standout performance came against league-leaders TNS. While Webb’s Aber would eventually lose that game 2-0, the Wales Under-21 shot-stopper made a string of excellent saves to keep his side in the game.
Webb is joined in the JD Cymru Premier by fellow Swan Williams, who is at TNS.
The midfielder scored his first goal in his second appearance – a 6-2 home win against Flint Town – and has made a total of eight appearances with five of these coming off the bench.