Loan Watch #8

Joe Fryer (Stevenage)
Stevenage’s undisputed number one got another 90 minutes under his belt as the League Two side defeated Morecambe 2-1.

Matthew Elsdon (Inverness)
Elsdon was an unused sub again as Inverness were defeated 2-1 by Dumbarton.

Callum Cooke (Blackpool)
Played the 90 minutes against Bristol Rovers before being replaced in stoppage time as Gary Bowyer’s side were beaten 3-1.

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Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead)
Appears to have returned to Boro from his loan spell. The midfielder has missed the last two Gateshead games but has featured for Boro’s U23 side instead.

Harry Chapman (Blackburn)
Tony Mowbray’s side drew 1-1 away to Shrewsbury Town, in which Chapman was an 80th minute substitute.

The 19-year-old’s cross found Bradley Dack, via a few Shrewsbury legs, for the equalising goal.

Despite Chapman’s lack of starts, Rovers have been impressed with the forward’s recent cameos off the bench. Here’s a few reactions to his performance on Saturday:

Joao Morelli (FC Levadia)
Just the seven goals for Levadia on Saturday, but they were without Joao Morelli again as the Brazilian wasn’t named in their matchday squad for the third game running.

Morelli later took to Twitter to reveal a knee injury has been keeping him out of the side.

Connor Ripley (Burton)
Ripley was a part of the Burton side that faced Manchester United in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, there was no shock on the cards at Old Trafford as the home side crusied to a 4-1 win.

It was a valuable piece of experience for Ripley nonetheless, having spent a lot of his time at Burton on the bench. That result, however, means he will most likely have to wait until the start of the FA Cup to be given another start.

Predictably, the 24-year-old – who kept a record-equalling 18 clean sheets for Oldham last season – watched on from the bench against QPR on Saturday.

Antonio Barragan (Real Betis)
The right-back played the full match against Real Madrid, kept a clean sheet, and provided the cross for Antonio Sanabria’s late winner. Not a bad day at the office!

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Julien de Sart (Zulte Waregem)
De Sart played the full match against R.F.C de Liege, which Zulte Waregem won 3-2 to progress to the next round of the Belgian Cup.

After the game, de Sart told press: “We knew we would not win 5-0 here. Liege played the match, I have to congratulate them. We’re happy because the qualification is there, we can now concentrate on the next match.”

The Belgian was a starter for the following league game against Gent, but was stretchered off just before half-time after a collision with Franko Andrijasevic.

Het Nieuwsblad explain how de Sart fell unconscious following the challenge, and was visited by his parents after being escorted off the pitch.

We wish him all the best and hope he recovers quick.

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley)
Made his debut for Accrington in the Checkatrade Trophy, against Boro U23s of all teams.

The two sides went head-to-head in a match that certainly didn’t lack drama. It was Johnson’s side who came out on top though, courtesy of a stoppage time winner.

The defender dropped to the bench in the next game though, as John Coleman’s side drew 1-1 against Cheltenham.


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