Club News

Joe Richards takes a look at the Bluebirds currently out on loan

Full back Kevin McNaughton started Neil Lennon’s first game in charge of Bolton Wanderers whilst young striker Joe Mason was an unused substitute in the game against Birmingham City. Defender Matt Mills’ first half-header was enough to give the Trotters only their second win of the season and lift them off the foot of the table. It was an eventful game at St Andrews as Craig Davies missed a late penalty and former Celtic boss Lennon was sent to the stands.

Also in Championship action was Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lewis, who was involved in a goal-filled match against Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. Unfortunately for Lewis it finished 4-2 to the Terriers, despite this, our on loan stopper put in some excellent saves to keep his side in the game.

Young centre-half Ben Nugent played the whole game for Yeovil Town in a hard fought game against high-flying Swindon. Striker James Hayter opened the scoring for the Somerset club but former Glover Andy Williams equalised for the Robins. The result moves Yeovil up to 19th place in the Sky Bet League 1.

Also in League 1, Rhys Healey came off the bench for Colchester United in their 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United. Healey couldn’t find a winning goal in the twenty minutes he was on the pitch as first-half goals from Rory Fallon and Freddie Sears meant a share of the spoils in what was Mark Robins’ first game in charge of the Iron.

Our two players on loan in Scotland faced each other in the Scottish Premier League’s early kick-off. Filip Kiss’ Ross County faced Jo Inge Berget’s Celtic. The Slovakian midfielder played the full game for the Staggies, while Norwegian Berget wasn’t involved in this clash. Anthony Stokes scored a brace to help the reigning champions to a comfortable 5-0 victory over rock-bottom County.

In France, Kèvin Thèophile-Catherine played for St Etienne in their 1-0 victory over current City defender Bruno Ecuele Manga’s former club Loreint. Fabian Lemoine’s late strike was enough for Les Verts to claim victory and move up into fourth spot in Ligue 1.