The Loan Report: December 18-24

A festive Loan Report covers the busy schedule from the past seven days, with plenty more football in store yet before 2017 is out. We start, as we have done so often recently, in the Netherlands.

Headliners

Marco van Ginkel finds Eredivisie football too easy. That much is patently clear, and was emphasised again in midweek when he scored for PSV at home to VVV in the Dutch Cup, his 27th goal in 48 appearances for the club across three loan spells. A significant chunk of those have been penalties but, with PSV’s record from the spot last season rather poor, his ability to convert from twelve yards has been an asset this term as Phillip Cocu’s men top the league.

They hosted Vitesse on Saturday and triumped 2-1 to heap further pressure on beleaguered manager Henk Fraser, who has recorded just two wins from the last ten matches in the league. Matt Miazga and Mason Mount each played twenty minutes, whilst Fankaty Dabo came off the bench late on, and Charlie Colkett missed out through injury. Mount had a quiet day, as did Van Ginkel, whilst Miazga looked awkward again on the right of Vitesse’s new back three.

England

Premier League

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been fouled more often than all but three Premier League players this season – even more than Eden Hazard – and one of those 41 fouls earned Crystal Palace a penalty away to Tammy Abraham’s Swansea on Saturday. Abraham had been restored to the starting eleven by caretaker manager Leon Britton in the wake of Paul Clement’s departure in midweek, and both young England internationals had respectable outings in the eventual 1-1 draw.

Kurt Zouma returned for Stoke ahead of schedule, after suffering a hamstring injury last week, and proved an important asset in their 3-1 win over West Brom despite not being 100% fit. Izzy Brown and Kasey Palmer missed out altogether for Brighton and Huddersfield though, with David Wagner not quite ruling out a change of loan for the latter after their 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Championship

Fulham welcomed Lucas Piazon back to the matchday squad this weekend for the first time since breaking his ankle in September. The Brazilian didn’t get on the pitch against Barnsley, where Tomas Kalas (90 minutes) helped defeat Iké Ugbo (12 minutes) and company, but he’ll be a welcome addition to the squad for the second half of the campaign.

Hull were defeated 1-0 at Leeds United but manager Nigel Adkins was generally pleased with his team’s display. Fikayo Tomori and Ola Aina continued in their respective full-back roles, with Michael Hector in midfield, and all received positive reviews post-match.

Jeremie Boga had a useful 79 minutes for Birmingham away to Sunderland, whilst Sheffield United once again failed to win having left Jamal Blackman on the bench. The Blades have yet to win in the three matches since Simon Moore replaced him between the sticks, and manager Chris Wilder would do well to reconsider his stance, not least as Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk was sacked on Saturday.

His refusal to use Lewis Baker for the last two months might not have cost him his job directly, but by eschewing the capable talents of the young midfielder, his lack of good judgment became increasingly and glaringly apparently.

League One

Jordan Houghton played ninety minutes, and picked up his customary yellow card, in Doncaster’s 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers. Jay Dasilva also completed all ninety minutes for Charlton in their 1-1 draw against Blackpool.

League Two

Brad Collins and Forest Green Rovers lost 1-0 at home to Carlisle to remain bottom of the league.

Non-League

Nathan Baxter missed Woking’s 2-1 defeat to Barrow through injury, whilst Jared Thompson and Chippenham Town lost their local derby at home to Bath City 3-0.

Netherlands

Cristian Cuevas returned from suspension as FC Twente drew 0-0 at Excelsior, whilst Todd Kane missed out as Groningen hosted Sparta.

Belgium

Victorien Angban was handed a three-match ban, with an additional match suspended for one year, in the wake of his tackle on Standard Liege’s Uche Agbo a fortnight ago. The challenge was initially punished with a yellow card, but the league association decided there was sufficient cause for a review when taking the Ivorian’s previous indiscretions into account. He had previously collected twelve yellow cards and two reds In 40 Belgian league outings.

France

Nathan was once again absent for Amiens.

Turkey

Kenneth Omeruo completed ninety minutes as Kasimpasa lost 2-1 at home to Istanbul BB.

Winter Breaks

Danilo Pantic, Josimar Quintero and Mario Pašalić are on their extended winter breaks and won’t return to action until February. Pašalić’s agent recently poured cold water on links with Galatasaray, whilst Partizan are working towards activating their option to buy Pantic outright for somewhere in the region of €350,000.

Statistics

Started: July 15th
Finished: May 26th

Player Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe/Cont Other Mins
Played
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tammy Abraham Swansea City 30 5 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1971 37 8
Ola Aina Hull City 44 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4003 47 1
Victorien Angban Waasland-Beveren 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2349 31 1
Lewis Baker Middlesbrough 12 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 790 14 2
Michy Batshuayi Dortmund 10 7 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 1169 14 9
Jeremie Boga Birmingham City 30 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2190 33 2
Isaiah Brown Brighton 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 401 15 0
Jake Clarke-Salter Sunderland 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 490 9 0
Charlie Colkett Vitesse Arnhem 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 293 11 0
Cristian Cuevas FC Twente 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1968 24 0
Fankaty Dabo Vitesse Arnhem 27 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 2625 33 0
Jay Dasilva Charlton Athletic 39 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3483 43 0
Marco van Ginkel PSV 28 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2874 33 16
Michael Hector Hull City 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3054 37 1
Jordan Houghton Doncaster Rovers 37 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3170 39 1
Tomas Kalas Fulham 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2609 36 0
Todd Kane Groningen 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 571 10 0
Todd Kane Oxford United 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1530 17 3
Kenedy Newcastle United 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 869 11 2
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Crystal Palace 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1965 25 2
Matt Miazga Vitesse Arnhem 36 4 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 3659 43 4
Mason Mount Vitesse Arnhem 32 14 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2915 39 14
Charly Musonda Celtic 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 335 8 0
Nathan Amiens 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 85 2 0
Nathan Belenenses 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 496 13 2
Kenneth Omeruo Kasimpasa 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2407 27 1
Kasey Palmer Huddersfield Town 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 243 5 0
Kasey Palmer Derby County 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 473 16 2
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 31 4 4 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 3146 46 5
Mario Pašalić Spartak Moscow 21 4 2 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 1656 30 5
Lucas Piazon Fulham 23 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1360 25 6
Josimar Quintero FC Rostov 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 0
Josimar Quintero Real Betis B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 5 0
Baba Rahman Schalke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1 0
Joao Rodriguez Tampico Madero 21 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1727 23 8
Fikayo Tomori Hull City 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2152 26 0
Iké Ugbo Barnsley 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 909 18 1
Iké Ugbo Milton Keynes 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1161 17 2
Kurt Zouma Stoke City 33 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3038 34 1
Total 64255 898 99



Player Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Mins
Played
Total
Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht
Nathan Baxter Woking 42 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4320 48 7
Mitchell Beeney Sligo Rovers 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 990 11 2
Jamal Blackman Sheffield United 30 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2727 32 9
Brad Collins Forest Green Rovers 40 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3839 43 8
Jared Thompson Chippenham Town 40 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3960 44 11
Total 15746 177 37

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