Ciaron Brown

Loan Report | Cardiff City Academy 17/01/2020

Ahead of this weekend's fixtures, we take a look at how our Academy players fared in their last outings for their loan clubs...
Ciaron Brown


Ciaron Brown – Livingston FC

Northern Ireland international Ciaron Brown joined Livingston on loan on January 8th, re-joining the club following a temporary spell at the Tony Macaroni Stadium last season.

Currently enjoying their winter break, Livi have spent the previous week at a warm weather training camp in La Manga, Spain, playing two friendly matches.

Brown started the second match, against RSC Anderlecht, facing Kemar Roofe up front, with ex-Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany also featuring. Livingston played out a 1-1 draw, and, despite picking up a booking, Brown lasted the full 90 minutes against the Belgian side.

Daniel Griffiths


Daniel Griffiths – Penybont FC

Daniel Griffiths found the back of the net on Saturday, helping Penybont to a 3-2 victory over Cefn Druids.

Away from home, the score was 1-1 when Griffiths was introduced from the bench on 67 minutes. It took just six minutes for the striker to make his mark, putting the visitors ahead.

Penybont managed a late winner, a superb free-kick from Kane Owen, which gave them a much needed three points to move away from the bottom of the Cymru Premier table.


George Ratcliffe and Sion Spence – Barry Town United

Sion Spence has completed his loan spell at Barry Town United, and now returns to Cardiff City Stadium.

Barry fell to an unfortunate defeat on the weekend, conceding two injury-time goals against Connah’s Quay Nomads, with a final score of 2-0.

Returning from injury, goalkeeper George Ratcliffe was named amongst the substitutes for Saturday’s fixture at the Deeside Stadium.

Lloyd Humphries


James Waite, Daniel Martin and Lloyd Humphries – Weston Super-Mare

The Seagulls saw their weekend fixture against Merthyr Town called off, due to a waterlogged pitch at the Optima Stadium. However, Super-Mare did earn a victory last Tuesday, with an important 2-1 win over Hartley Wintney FC.

Lloyd Humphries opened the scoring, his first goal since re-joining the club on loan. The midfielder received a short-corner from fellow Bluebird loanee, James Waite, and found the back of the net.

James Waite got the winner after 52 minutes, with a move created by fellow loanee Dan Martin. Again named as the club’s Man of the Match, Martin drove forward and crossed to Brad Ash. He teed up Waite, who duly slotted home the decisive goal.

Article: Connor Pearce