BLUEBIRDS MID-WEEK LOAN REPORT
Club News22nd October
Kevin McNaughton played the full 90 minutes in Neil Lennon’s second game as boss at Bolton Wanderers. The Addicks came away with all three points in a 2-1 victory with goals from George Tucucdean and Johnnie Jackson. The result leaves Bolton stranded in the Championship relegation zone but will hope to bounce back when they face Brentford at the Macron Stadium on Saturday, fellow loanee Joe Mason will be looking to aid the Bolton cause over the coming weeks also.
Joe Lewis’ Blackpool suffered their second defeat in four days when they hosted Derby at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night. Chris Martin scoring the only goal of the game, a penalty in the 81st minute. The result keeps the Seasiders bottom but sends Steve McClaren’s Rams top for the first time this season.
Rhys Healey took a spot on the subs bench for Colchester United but made an immediate impact when he came off the bench to equalise in the 50th minute. He was brought on at half-time and five minutes later cancelled out Sam Clucas’ early strike for Chesterfield. Freddie Sears earned all three points for the U’s and the win sends them up to 14th in League One and continues their unbeaten run.
Yeovil Town lost 2-0 to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane and our on-loan defender Ben Nugent played the whole game. Goals from Marc McNulty and Jamie Murphy moved the Blades into the play-off places whilst the Glovers dropped into the relegation zone by virtue of the defeat.
21-year-old striker Danny Johnson was loaned to League Two side Tranmere Rovers yesterday and was instantaneously handed his first start by new boss Micky Adams in their game against Mansfield Town. Johnson was substituted 17 minutes from time in the 0-0 draw at Prenton Park, but made a strong impression to his new teammates during his professional debut.
There were no midweek games in Scotland so our two loanees will hopefully get a run out over the weekend. Ross County and Filip Kiss travel to St Mirren on Saturday in a bottom of the table clash whilst it’s fourth versus fifth on Sunday as Jo Inge Berget’s Celtic host in-form Kilmarnock.
Also playing on Sunday is Kévin Théophile-Catherine whose St-Etienne team face newly-promoted FC Metz at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.