By Alex Stevens
Conor Grant has joined Doncaster on loan from Everton for the rest of the season, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has cut short a loan spell at Championship club Ipswich to spend the second half of the campaign in League One.
Doncaster announced the deal via their website and social media channels just a day after Grant’s spell at Ipswich had ended.
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Grant is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Toffees, but scored four goals in 22 games on loan at Doncaster last season.
He joined Ipswich for the first half of this campaign but struggled for game time in Suffolk and made just seven appearances in all competitions.
Grant has decided to return to south Yorkshire for a second spell and aims to pick up a promotion medal.
He told the Doncaster website: “I am a creative player, so I want to create and score goals, but I just want to help out the team in any way I can.
“So, really, my only target is to ensure we win promotion and are all celebrating by the end of the season.”
Grant goes straight into the Rovers squad to face Stevenage on Monday January 2.
Grant conventionally operates on the left side of midfield, and has also had a loan spell at Motherwell.
He progressed through the youth ranks at Goodison Park, signing his most recent contract in July to keep him at the club until 2018.
The former England Under-18 international is down the pecking order in the Toffees squad, with senior players Kevin Mirallas, Gerard Deulofeu, Aaron Lennon and Aiden McGeady all operating from out-wide.
In other Everton transfer news, the club have agreed a fee to sign an attacking player in the January window.