Loan Watch – Wing stars in emphatic win, Braithwaite provides first assist

Loan Round-Up:

Wing stars in goal-fest…

Lewis Wing played 90 minutes against Coventry and set up the second goal in an emphatic 6-2 victory, dispossessing Michael Doyle before playing in Francis Zoko to score.

He was involved in Yeovil’s first goal too. It was his delivery from wide that caused problems for Coventry keeper Lee Burge, the ball then fell to Shaun Donnellan, who pulled it back for Alex Fisher to tap home.

The 22-year-old received praise from the SomersetLive podcast team. “He was absolutely brilliant,” said sports editor Stephen D’Albiac. “The way he was pressing, the way he was closing down, he was winning the ball, creating chances.

“He put a cross into the box that led to the first goal, he set up another goal, he was a real nuisance to the Coventry midfield.

“He was a little rough around the edges when he came in in January, as you’d expect from somebody who had mainly played in non-league. But we’ve all seen that ability to him and I think he’s really beginning to flourish now.”

Wing played another 90 minutes in the following game against Luton Town, but the scoreline wasn’t so rosy this time as the Glovers lost 3-0 in a game that included to red cards.

Braithwaite’s first attacking return…

Martin Braithwaite played 90 minutes for Bordeaux against Lille and set up what turned out to be the eventual winner in the 2-1 win.

The Dane was playing as a centre-forward in the game and finally registered an attacking return on his ninth appearance since joining the French side on Deadline Day.

It was his low ball across the face of goal that found Francois Kamano to put away his second goal of the game from inside the six-yard box.

And the rest…

Joe Fryer watched on from the bench again as Stevenage picked up back-to-back wins against Barnet and Newport County.

Callum Cooke played 70 minutes in Blackpool’s defeat to Oldham Athletic on Easter Monday and followed that up with a five-minute cameo in the 5-0 win against Bradford.

Julien de Sart faces Waasland-Beveren at 19:00 on Sunday in Zulte Waregem’s second Europa League play-off group game. The Belgian side drew 2-2 in their match against OH Leuven last weekend.

Nathan McGinley was an unused substitute in Wycombe’s 2-1 win over Grimsby on Monday.

Connor Ripley started for Bury in the loss to Rochdale, but was dropped for the experienced Joe Murphy in the following game against Walsall.

George Miller was replaced at half-time in the same game against the Dale and started the game against Walsall on the bench. He was brought on 10 minutes before the end. The League One side now find themselves thirteen points from safety after a late own goal condemned the Shakers to another defeat.

Marcus Tavernier returned to MK Dons this week after spending the last few weeks recovering from an injury at Rockliffe Park. Games against Blackburn on Monday and Wigan on Saturday therefore came too soon for the winger.

Aynsley Pears was in between the sticks for Darlington in their 2-1 defeat against Boston United, which ended the Quakers’ five-game unbeaten run.

Ashley Fletcher played 90 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds. He could’ve scored his second Black Cats goal at Elland Road had it not been for an excellent point-blank save from former Boro trainee Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Alex Pattison missed York’s defeat to Harrogate through injury, having limped off early in the following game against Chorley.


• Fryer – Unused sub vs. Barnet and Newport
• Cooke – Played 70 minutes vs. Oldham and 5 minutes vs. Bradford
• de Sart – N/A
• McGinley – Unused sub vs. Grimsby
• Wing – Played 60 minutes and registered an assist vs. Coventry, played 90 minutes vs. Luton
• Ripley – Played 90 minutes vs. Rochdale, unused sub vs. Walsall
• Miller – Played 45 minutes vs. Rochdale and 10 minutes vs. Walsall
• Tavernier – Missed out through injury vs. Wigan
• Pears – Played 90 minutes vs. Boston United
• Fletcher – Played 90 minutes vs. Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds
• Braithwaite – Played 90 minutes and registered an assist vs. Lille
• Pattison – Missed out through injury vs. Harrogate

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