Marnick Vermijl (NEC Nijmegen) – Vermijl played the full match and scored in NEC’s 3-1 win over ADO den Haag. NEC started brightly but didn’t have much to show for it. They scored in the third minute but the goal was disallowed. Soon after, they were awarded a penalty but ADO’s keeper saved it.
NEC finally opened the scoring after half an hour when Conboy scored direct from a freekick but then Haitz gave away a penalty in NEC’s box which Holla converted. Only minutes later Vermijl restored NEC’s lead when he linked up well with Stefanik for a one-two and powered home past the keeper. Van Eijden rounded off the scoring for NEC in the 67th minute. That win lifts NEC off the bottom of the Eredivise.
Bébé (Paços de Ferreira) – Bébé played the full match in Paços midweek clash with Covilha in the Portuguese League Cup. It was a difficult match considering the heavy pitch which meant that Bébé and Paços’ other technical players weren’t able to fully show their quality. However, Paços still won the match 2 -1. Bébé picked up a yellow card in the 53rd minute. That win means that Paços still have a chance of reaching the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Bébé once again played the full match as Paços took on Braga in a league match. Bébé was one of the main offensive outlets for Paços as they faced a side on a winning streak. Braga took the lead but Bébé equalised in spectacular fashion with a volley from an Oliveira corner. It was an important goal as it secured a point for the Beavers away from home.
Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) – Powell played the full match for Wigan against Doncaster Rovers. Wigan were 1-0 down after just seven minutes. Powell missed Wigan’s best chance of the first half when he shrugged off the two defenders and tried to lob the keeper but his effort went high and wide. Wigan started on top in the second half but again after seven minutes, Rovers scored and they made it three after a penalty to seal a 3-0 loss for Wigan.
Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) – Tunnicliffe played the full match of Ipswich’s 1-0 defeat to Millwall away from home. He started on the left side of midfield but moved into central midfield after 12 minutes when Luke Hyam went off injured. It was a frustrating game for Ipswich as the side put in a poor performance and were outplayed by Millwall.
Michael Keane (Derby County) – Michael was an unused substitute in Derby County’s 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Club captain Richard Keogh returned to the starting line up and Michael’s chances will most likely be limited from here on until his loan expires.
Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) – Lawrence played the full match in Carlisle’s 4-2 defeat to Colchester. Colchester plied on the early pressure but Lawrence responded with a piece of individual skill when he picked up the ball on the edge of the area and went on his now trademark mazy run, beating three defenders. Unfortunately, his effort was saved by Walker at the near post.
Later a slick break left Lawrence with only one man to beat which he did but his shot was deflected and Walker made the save. Lawrence also saw a 35 yard free-kick fly wide of the post. His next free-kick had a more successful outcome as when Walker was unable to hold onto it, Max Ehmer scored in the last minute of the match to end in a 4-2 defeat.
Angelo Henriquez (Real Zaragoza) – Henriquez returned to the Real Zaragoza squad after being ruled out for a couple of weeks through illness. He came on as an 80th minute substitute in Zaragoza’s 0-0 draw with Hercules.
Anderson (Fiorentina) – Anderson completed his loan move to Fiorentina but was not included in the squad for their match against Catania.