From La Liga to the National League. A comprehensive round-up of how Boro’s loanees fared for their loan clubs this week.
Joe Fryer (Stevenage)
Last week was a great week for Stevenage; two wins, two clean sheets and up to sixth. This week? Not so great.
Fryer was rotated for the midweek visit to MK Dons in the EFL Trophy. His replacement, 42-year-old Chris Day, couldn’t prevent them from being knocked out as the Dons were victors in a 5-4 penalty shoot out.
It was then swiftly back to league action for Fryer, who returned to the starting line-up against Crewe. The game looked to be heading to a stalemate before Jordan Bowery’s last minute goal sealed victory for the home side and ended ‘Boro’s three game winning run.
Matthew Elsdon (Inverness)
Inverness finally got three points in the Scottish Championship – defeating Peterhead 3-0. Elsdon though was, again, an unused substitute.
Callum Cooke (Blackpool)
Cooke was another player in EFL Trophy action this week; his Blackpool side faced Accrington Stanley, who had knocked out Boro’s U23s in the previous round.
The midfielder played the full match, which the Seasiders won 2-1 courtesy of a late Max Clayton winner.
Harry Chapman (Blackburn)
Chapman got his desired start against Bury in midweek following a run of good form. Unfortunately his game was cut short following a knock, and he was taken off on 57 minutes.
He took to Twitter after the game to reassure Rovers fans that the injury wasn’t anything serious:
gutted to come off with a knock tonight, nothing to major👍🏻
— Harry Chapman (@HarryChapman101) October 3, 2017
Julien de Sart (Zulte Waregem)
de Sart was, again, absent from Waregem’s squad due to the head injury he sustained against Gent last week.
Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley)
Made his second successive start in the EFL Trophy and played the full match against Blackpool to earn some valuable first team experience.
Mitchell Curry (Harrogate Town)
Curry came off the bench to open his account for Harrogate, bagging a late 87th minute winner against Curzon Ashton. That goal gave Town their seventh away win of the season – the same number they achieved in the last campaign.
— Harrogate Town AFC (@HarrogateTown) October 7, 2017
Harrogate boss Simon Weaver was keen to praise Curry after the match. “I’m delighted for him,” he told the club’s website. “He’s shown that ability in training with his finishing and being in the right place at the right time.”