The Loan Report: January 2-7

The Loan Report remains Anglo-centric for the time being, with the rest of Europe and beyond enjoying winter breaks, but there remains plenty of action to catch up on. We begin with Ola Aina’s first senior goal.

Headliners

Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector have been mainstays of Hull’s team since new manager Nigel Adkins arrived at the club a month ago, comprising 75% of the Tigers’ back four that has shown a marked improvement compared to Leonid Slutskiy’s rather porous rearguard. They each completed another ninety minutes on Saturday away to League One’s Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup Third Round, and it was Aina’s second-half header that secured a place in Monday’s Fourth Round draw.

 

England

Premier League

Injuries are mounting up after a frenetic festive schedule in which most teams played off the back off 24 hours’ rest, and both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham have been sidelined with knocks, but they’re not serious and shouldn’t keep them out for too long.

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Kurt Zouma and Stoke suffered an ignominious FA Cup elimination away to fourth-tier Coventry City, after which manager Mark Hughes was sacked, whilst Izzy Brown and Brighton are in action against Crystal Palace on Monday evening. Kasey Palmer, meanwhile, was recalled from his loan at Huddersfield on Wednesday ahead of finding an alternative club for the second half of the campaign.

Championship

Fulham were beaten 1-0 by Southampton in the FA Cup in a fixture which marked Lucas Piazon’s first start since August, and the Brazilian saw a big second-half chance to equalise go to waste. Tomas Kalas also started before being sacrificed for an extra attacker during the second half.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s side had beaten Cardiff 4-2 earlier in the week with four goals in a remarkable seven-minute spell. Kalas was rested for that one, whilst Piazon’s arrival in the 65th minute signalled the start of Fulham’s comeback. He was somewhat harshly booked for diving but otherwise made a healthy contribution to a team that needs his game-changing ability more than ever in the second half of the season.

Jeremie Boga laid on a tremendous assist for Sam Gallagher in Birmingham’s 2-0 win at Reading on Tuesday and then played 80 minutes of their 1-0 triumph over Burton Albion in the cup four days later.

Jamal Blackman was restored to a much-changed Sheffield United team for their FA Cup trip to Ipswich Town and he rewarded them with a clean sheet and a 1-0 win. Granted, Ipswich didn’t muster a shot on target, but it was a promising return for the big custodian anyway.

Lewis Baker still can’t get a game for Middlesbrough, whilst Iké Ugbo was recalled from his loan at Barnsley on Tuesday after playing just 900 minutes in five months at Oakwell…

League One

…and was then immediately sent out to League One side MK Dons, who were in for him in the summer. He was thrown straight into the starting eleven for the FA Cup trip to Queens Park Rangers, where his energetic pressing and hard running earned him positive reviews in a 1-0 win.

Jordan Houghton and Doncaster Rovers were beaten 1-0 by Rochdale in the first match since the 22 year-old midfielder extended his stay at the Keepmoat Stadium until the end of the season. Initially expected to agree a permanent deal, Houghton has instead kept his options open by remaining a member of the loan army for the time being.

Jay Dasilva played all ninety minutes as Charlton beat Oldham in League One action, with both teams having been knocked out of the FA Cup.

League Two

Brad Collins claimed his fifth clean sheet of the season as Forest Green Rovers beat Port Vale 1-0 to move out of the League Two relegation zone.

Non-League

Nathan Baxter and Woking were involved in a 4-4 draw at home to Maidstone, whilst Jared Thompson and Chippenham Town saw their trip to Poole Town fall foul of the weather.

Transfer Rumours

Everyone else remains on a winter break, but with the transfer window now open, business is beginning to pick up. Jake Clarke-Salter will join Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season, whilst Brazilian forward Nathan is the subject of interest from Atlético Mineiro after struggling to make an impact at Amiens since August. Josimar Quintero, linked with Romanian club CSM Poli, has also been connected with a potential switch to Valencia.

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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