Thursday, July 11, 2013

Michael Ngoo Set For Loan At Yeovil

Despite the influx of younger squad members coming through in the first half of last season, a handful of Liverpool's youngsters found themselves set for minutes elsewhere--Jack Robinson had a successful spell at Wolves, Adam Morgan was briefly at Rotherham United, Jon Flanagan was widely reported to be headed out before injuring his knee in mid-January, and Michael Ngoo, a player who'd simultaneously confounded and impressed in the youth ranks, headed north to join Danny Wilson at Hearts. What followed was a successful spring in which Ngoo scored five goals in seventeen appearances, including the equalizer in his debut to draw level in the Scottish League Cup semi-final.

So today's news that Ngoo will be set for another loan spell can only be seen as positive, as he'll be joining up with recently-promoted Yeovil Town for the entirety of the 2013-2014 Championship campaign. Yeovil powered through the League One playoffs last season after a loss in the first leg of their semi-final tie with Sheffield, winning 2-0 in the return leg and kicking on to defeat Brentford in the Wembley playoff final.

This seems like a great move for all involved; Ngoo will have a chance at regular first-team football again, Yeovil will have a determined and talented young player, and Liverpool will have another chance to watch how he adapts to more regular first-team football. Hopefully he again makes the most of his time away, and that whether or not his long-term future is at Liverpool, his time at Yeovil helps him along the way to a successful career.

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