Loan Round Up: Zaha’s frustrations continue and Anderson has Italian groundhog day

Loan Round Up: Zaha’s frustrations continue and Anderson has Italian groundhog day

Wilfried Zaha (Cardiff City) – Zaha was an unused substituted in Cardiff’s 3-1 win over Fulham.

Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) – Kiko replaced Nikola Zigic in the 58th minute while Birmingham were losing 1-0 to QPR. Birmingham didn’t have much of the ball and so Kiko was unable to have much of an impact.

Tyler Blackett (Birmingham City) – Blackett was brought on to replace Shane Ferguson in the 73rd minute as Birmingham were trailing 2-0 to QPR but picked up a slight thigh strain and will have to face a fitness test before Birmingham’s next game.

Will Keane (Queen’s Park Rangers) – Will replaced Kevin Doyle in the 84th minute as QPR were winning 2-0 against Birmingham. He forced Birmingham keeper Darren Randolph into a making a good save.

Jesse Lingard (Brighton & Hove Albion) – Lingard played 61 minutes in Brighton’s 1-1 draw with Reading. He didn’t really manage to get a foothold in the game and things didn’t get better after Greer was sent off in the 51st minute, reducing Brighton to ten men. He was replaced by Buckley in the 61st minute.

Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers) – Johnstone played the full match as Doncaster beat Huddersfield 2-0 and kept a clean sheet in the process. Doncaster dominated the first half but Huddersfield pushed forward towards the end and Johnstone made a good save with his feet to block a shot from Wells. He was also on hand to deny Wells again in the second half in a solid performance from the keeper.

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) – Lawrence played the full match for Yeovil as they won 2-0 against Sheffield Wednesday. He caused Wednesday’s right back trouble all afternoon and had the confidence to let fly from 25 yards, but his shot went wide. Yeovil thought they’d won a penalty when Lawrence was taken down in the box but the referee gave nothing.

Charni Ekangamene (Carlisle United) – Ekangamene was not included in Carlisle’s squad to face Port Vale.

Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) – Byrne came on in the 63rd minute as Carlisle were trailing 2-1 to Port Vale after taking an early lead. Carlisle started to press more after Byrne’s introduction. His best chance came in the 80th minute but his effort was high.

Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) – Barmby played 73 minutes in Hartlepool’s 2-1 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers. Barmby scored Pools only goal of the game. Marlon Harewood received the ball in the box but had the presence of mind to lay it off to Barmby, who took a touch to steady himself before lifting a wonderful looping volley beyond the keeper from ten yards out. Barmby was booked just before half time for a foul on Matt Bloomfield. He was replaced in the 73rd minute by Sweeney.

Marnick Vermijl (NEC Nijmegen) – Vermijl played the full match as NEC lost 3-1 to bottom of the league rivals Roda JC. He did have a shot blocked direct from a free-kick. That loss means that Roda leapfrog them in the Eredivisie and NEC return to the bottom of the table.

Kieran O’Hara (Trafford) – O’Hara kept clean sheets in his last two appearances for Trafford.

He was in goal for Trafford’s 3-0 victory over Mossley in the Premier Cup Semi-Final where he twice saved pile-drivers with his legs to thwart Mossley’s Tom Pratt and Brian Matthew in a victory that sees Trafford into the final of that cup.

He was also between the sticks for their 1-0 win over Marine in the league. Again, O’Hara proved to be an unbreachable wall protecting Trafford’s goal.

He hasn’t featured in Trafford’s squad for either of their last two matches.

Anderson (Fiorentina) – Anderson started for Fiorentina against Juventus in Serie A. He was fouled in the 11th minute by Vidal in a challenge from behind that saw Vidal booked. Anderson initiated a good counter attack which unfortunately came to nothing. He was taken off in the 58th minute and replaced by Mati Fernandez as he doesn’t yet have a full 90 minutes in his legs – sound familiar?

Michael Keane (Blackburn Rovers) – Michael made his debut for Blackburn Rovers in their 2-1 defeat to Burnley. Burnley had the ball in the back of the net in the 8th minute through Vokes but luckily for Keane it was offside as it was his man who had been allowed roam free in the penalty area. Defensive errors saw Rovers concede two goals despite having gone in front through Jordan Rhodes.

Bebe (Paços de Ferreira) – Bebe played the full match for Paços as they lost 2-0 to Gil Vicente. The first half was fairly even and the best chance for the Beavers fell to Bebe but the keeper managed to divert the ball centimetres wide of the post.  Paços were reduced to ten men later in the second half which left them unable to overturn the two goal deficit.

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