Sheffield United loan watch: this is how the Blades’ eight loan stars are getting on so far this season

Over the summer Sheffield United loaned eight players out to lower league clubs – here’s how they’re getting on.

Ben Heneghan - on loan at Blackpool

Ched Evans, Caolan Lavery and Ricky Holmes.

Ched Evans, Caolan Lavery and Ricky Holmes.

The centre-back has made ten appearances for Blackpool so far this season and has played every minute of his eight League One outings.

Heneghan has provided two assists, one in the EFL Trophy and one in the EFL Cup, as the Seasiders currently sit 14th in the third tier.

Samir Carruthers - on loan at Oxford United

The 25-year-old is currently with Oxford but has had limited game time so far this campaign with just three outings for The U’s.

Despite starting the first league match of the season, Carruthers has been limited to just two more appearances from the bench.

Harvey Gilmour – on loan at Tranmere Rovers

The 19-year-old has made an impressive start so far with one goal and two assists in his eight appearances.

Gilmour bagged both his goals in a 4-3 thriller over Morecambe earlier this month.

Ricky Holmes – on loan at Oxford United 

Holmes has played 12 times for Oxford and has scored four goals so far this season. 

The 31-year-old found the net against Burton, Sunderland and Luton in the league for Karl Robinson’s side. 

Nathan Thomas – on loan at Notts County

It’s been an eventful start to the season for Notts County with an early managerial change but Thomas has maintained a prominent place in the squad, playing ten times so far.

The winger got on the scoresheet against Crawley as the Magpies turn around a dismal start to the season.

Ched Evans on loan at Fleetwood Town

United’s most high-profile loanee, Evans has been in blistering form for Joey Barton’s Fleetwood.

Six goals and three assists in ten matches will no doubt put Evans back on Chris Wilder’s radar.

Caolan Lavery on loan at Bury

Lavery has made just three appearances so far this campaign for Bury, who sit 9th in League Two.

The 25-year-old got on the scoresheet against Rochdale in the EFL Trophy, but hasn’t played in the league since September.