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)
It was a great week for Stevenage as the League Two side picked up back-to-back victories against Carlisle and Port Vale. Fryer kept consecutive clean sheets in those matches as Darren Sarll’s men climbed up to sixth.
Matthew Elsdon (Inverness)
Elsdon’s Inverness drew 0-0 with Queen of the South, but the defender had to settle with a place in the bench for the third week running.
The Scottish Championship side are now without a win in four games and sit second from bottom.
Callum Cooke (Blackpool)
Played 73 minutes in the mid-week stalemate against Rochdale, but rotation meant he was dropped to the bench for Blackpool’s visit to Southend.
The midfielder was brought on 68 minutes in but couldn’t alter the scoreline as Gary Bowyer’s side were beaten 2-1.
Harry Chapman (Blackburn)
Scored against Rotherham on Tuesday night to round off another impressive cameo off the bench. And celebrated with his trademark front flip.
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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was quick to praise the 19-year-old but also called for calm, insisting Chapman is at a ‘delicate age’ and, for the moment, is best suited as an impact player.
He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I know the fans are asking for Chapman to start games and there will be a spell this season when he will, but at this moment he’s a very young boy making a big impact when he’s coming off the bench and at the moment I think that’s best for the team that he does make an impact.”
After the game, Chapman told Blackburn’s website: “I’d love to get my first start now, and just kick on, keep scoring more, and hopefully get another three points on Saturday.”
And Blackburn did get another three points in the following game, but Chapman was again named on the bench. He did come on in the 60th minute for Bradley Dack as Rovers ground out a 1-0 victory.
Joao Morelli (FC Levadia)
Wasn’t in the squad against Tammeka and FCI Tallinn due to injury.
Connor Ripley (Burton)
Burton were on the end of two consecutive 4-0 defeats. Ripley played no part in either of those games though, as Steven Bywater was in between the sticks.
Antonio Barragan (Real Betis)
Kept another clean sheet in a resounding 4-0 victory over Levante which capped off a brilliant few days for Betis, who defeated Real Madrid just five days before. Barragan played 60 minutes against Les Granotes before being replaced by Rafa Navarro.
The following game was a thrilling 4-4 draw against Real Sociedad, in which Barragan played the full match.
Julien de Sart (Zulte Waregem)
de Sart was unable to make Zulte Waregem’s starting eleven against Lazio in the Europa League after a heavy aerial challenge left the midfielder concussed against Gent. The Belgian side lost the match 2-0.
Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley)
Was an unused substitute against Port Vale and Forest Green Rovers.
Mitchell Curry (Harrogate Town)
Scored a hat-trick for Harrogate Town’s U21s on Monday night, and was then named on the bench for their FA Cup match against Bradford PA.