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Seven former Premier League stars resuming their EFL careers after January, including Todd Cantwell and Andy Carroll

A host of former Premier League players have dropped out of the EFL in an attempt to rejuvenate their careers.

There is a lot of trading done in the last hours and days of the moment – but there are some fascinating individuals who are currently continuing to trade at the lower levels.

Cantwell has agreed a loan deal with Bournemouth until the end of the season

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Cantwell has agreed a loan deal with Bournemouth until the end of the seasonCredit: Getty
Former Newcastle man Carroll joins West Brom in January window

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Former Newcastle man Carroll joins West Brom in January windowCredit: Rex

Here are seven former Prem players trying to get their feet back in the EFL.

Todd Cantwell

Todd Cantwell looked like a promising young talent when he first played in the Premier League against Norwich two years ago.

But he has fallen out of favor so far this season and has now been moved on loan for promotion while chasing Bournemouth in the Championship.

Cantwell has only had five league starts so far in the 2021-22 campaign, but is still hoping to hit a second-place run.

Nat Phillips

Joining Cantwell at Bournemouth is former Liverpool midfielder Nathaniel Phillips.

The 24-year-old defender had a remarkable season with the Red Devils last season as Jurgen Klopp was going through an injury crisis.

But he hasn’t appeared in Prem since the beginning of the current campaign, so he’s joining forces with Scott Parker to earn some game time.

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll scored twice on a short-term loan with Reading in the first half of this season.

But he was left behind by the Royals, only to be picked up with another Championship outfit at West Brom.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker will be hoping he can help the Baggies get promoted back to Prem as he searches for one last chance in the top flight.

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Danny Drinkwater

Danny DrinkwaterHis career has gone awry since he won the league title with Leicester in 2016.

After a frightening period of inactivity at Chelsea, he has endured games against Burnley, Aston Villa and Kasimpasa – none of which has been particularly successful.

He now plays for Reading – whom he signed at the start of the season – where he has made 17 appearances, scoring one goal.

Tahith Chong

Tahith Chong made 12 appearances for Manchester United in the 2019-20 season, but hasn’t featured since.

Loans with Werder Bremen and Club Brugge failed to impress those at Old Trafford, before he signed a season-long loan deal with Birmingham at the start of the current season.

However, he was forced to return to Man Utd in November to recover from a serious groin injury and has not played since.

Neco Williams

With Fulham star Fabio Carvalho joining Liverpool on his final day, 20-year-old Neco Williams has gone the other way with a loan deal until the end of the season.

He has only made one appearance against the Reds this term, so a fresh start could prove vital to the development of the Welsh full-back.

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Matty Longstaff

The Longstaff brothers are yet to reunite at Newcastle as Matty joins League Two side Mansfield Town on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old spent the first half of the campaign with Aberdeen.

But instead of moving back to St James’ Park to play with Sean, he linked up with Mansfield in pursuit of promotion to fourth.

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