There is news of goals, a top performance between the posts and a new contract, in our round-up of the week for our players out on loan…
It was a big night for Bradley Collins (pictured top) in the Carabao Cup last Tuesday when he played in goal for Burton Albion in a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough to help the Brewers reach the semi-finals, where they will come up against Manchester City. He made several crucial saves for the League One side to keep Boro at bay.
Another of our young goalkeepers, Nathan Baxter, on loan with Yeovil Town for the season, has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with the Blues which ties him to the club until 2023.
In the Championship at the weekend, Michael Hector produced an impressive defensive display and scored the winner for Sheffield Wednesday who beat 10-man Preston 1-0. It was his first goal for the club. Tammy Abraham was also on the scoresheet, opening the scoring after just five minutes of Aston Villa’s tie with Leeds. However, after going 2-0 up, the Villans conceded three second-half goals as the Yorkshire club won 3-2 to return to the top of the table.
Mason Mount set up Derby’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Bristol City, with Fikayo Tomori playing at the back for the Rams and Tomas Kalas in the Robins’ rearguard. Todd Kane played right-back for Hull City, who scored three goals in the final 20 minutes in a 3-2 win over Swansea. Reece James assumed the same position for Wigan who were beaten 3-0 by Birmingham City.
Trevoh Chalobah helped Ipswich collect a point as they drew 1-1 with Sheffield United and Kasey Palmer came on for the final half hour of Blackburn’s 1-0 defeat against leaders Norwich.
In the Premier League’s weekend matches, Kenedy came on as a substitute for Newcastle who drew 0-0 with Fulham. Kurt Zouma was part of the Everton side comprehensively beaten 6-2 by Tottenham.
After his heroics in the Carabao Cup, Collins couldn’t prevent Burton slipping to a 2-0 loss against League One’s second-placed side Luton at the weekend. Dujon Sterling featured for Coventry who were beaten 1-0 at Shrewsbury and Ike Ugbo came on at half-time for Scunthorpe who lost 2-0 at Bradford.
In La Liga, Michy Bathsuayi came in for the last 15 minutes as Valencia hosted Huesca, with the home side netting a late winner in a 2-1 victory.
Kenneth Omeruo was part of a Leganes side who will have been disappointed to be held to a point in a 1-1 draw with 10-man Sevilla, who equalised in stoppage time at the end of the game. In the Spanish second tier, Jhoao Rodriguez came off the bench and scored a stoppage-time equaliser for Tenerife in a 1-1 draw with Granada.
In Serie A, Ola Aina played for Torino who were pegged back by Sassuolo’s late equaliser in a 1-1 draw. There were also midweek fixtures in the Italian top flight, with Mario Pasalic coming off the bench for Atalanta as they beat Lazio 1-0, but it was a disappointing night for Tiemoue Bakayoko, who was sent off following two yellow cards in AC Milan’s goalless draw at Bologna.
Jake Clarke-Salter and Eduardo both started for Vitesse in their 2-2 Eredivisie draw at Graafschap. In the Scottish Championship, Ruben Sammut was in action for Falkirk who lost 2-1 at Dundee United. In the Belgian top flight, Kylian Hazard played for Cercle Brugge who lost 4-1 at Gent.