Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) – Tunnicliffe played the full match in Ipswich’s 1-1 draw with Leeds and was unfortunate not to get on the score sheet. He had Ipswich’s first shot on target but it was saved. Later he burst into the box but was denying by an excellent clearance from Tom Lees at full stretch. He then tested Paddy Kenny with a low drive but Kenny was equal to it.
He had yet another chance to score at the start of the second half but wasted the golden opportunity when he side-footed his volley wide from 18 yards. Tunnicliffe did good work to win the ball back for Ipswich and turned defence into attack providing the pass to McGoldrick for Town’s goal in the 57th minute before Leeds pulled a goal back and the game ended in 1-1 draw.
Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) – Powell played 85 minutes in Wigan’s goalless draw with Middlesbrough. He had a very quiet match and the few chances he did have in front of goal were saved by Shay Given. He was replaced in the 85th minute by Nicky Maynard after picking up a hamstring injury. The extent of the problem isn’t yet known but Uwe Rosler will be hoping it’s not serious.
Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) – Lawrence played 90 minutes in Carlisle’s 3-0 win over MK Dons. Lawrence was heavily involved in Carlisle’s attacking play and worked hard to put pressure on the MK Dons defence. Lawrence played a part in the Cumbrians’ first goal. He struck a wonderful effort and Lee Miller got the slightest of touches to finish it off.
They were 2-0 up at the break and had the chance to wrap things up early in the second half when Amoo found himself in acres of space with Lawrence desperately screaming for the ball to be sent into his path, but Amoo played the pass behind him and the ball went out to safety. Lawrence was subbed off in the 90th minute to a standing ovation from the Carlisle crowd who are hoping that it’s not the last they see of him in a Carlisle jersey this season. His current loan spell has expired and while Graham Kavanagh has spoken about his desire to extend it there’s no official news as of yet.
Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) – Barmby started on the bench for Hartlepool as they took on AFC Wimbledon away from home. He came on in the 74th minute to replace Marlon Harewood as Hartlepool were trailing 2-1. He came as close to levelling the score as anyone when he fired a low shot through a crowded penalty box in the 89th minute but the keeper managed to scramble the ball away. The game ended in a 2-1 loss for Hartlepool.
Michael Keane (Derby County) – Michael Keane was an unused substitute in Derby County’s 3-2 win over Yeovil Town. Michael loan expired after that game. Derby boss, Steve McClaren, said that he wished to extend the loan until the end of the season. However, Michael’s chances were limited prior to Richard Keogh’s injury and since he came back and if the priority is for him to get regular first team football then it’s likely that United won’t extend.