The first Loan Report after September’s international break features Iké Ugbo’s third goal in four matches for Roda JC in what was, otherwise, a fairly quiet week.
Ugbo’s decision to head to the Dutch second division this summer came after indifferent spells at Barnsley, Scunthorpe and Milton Keynes in English football, and was essentially taking one step backward in order to take two forward. In finding a level of comfort, and in scoring goals again, he can rebuild his confidence and reputation, and earn the opportunity to play at a higher level again moving forward.
To that end, his equaliser at Eindhoven on Friday night kept his recent good run going, and he’s already carved out a regular spot at centre forward in the Roda first team. If he continues in this vein until Christmas, the chance to move on up could come sooner than expected.
Danny Drinkwater’s Burnley career hasn’t exactly gotten off to the best of starts. A lack of match fitness and some…extra-curricular problems have so far stopped him from playing in the Premier League, and the injuries sustained as a result of his latest moment in the spotlight will keep him out for a few weeks longer.
He allegedly told Kgosi Ntlhe "I don't care, mate, she's coming home with me" https://t.co/wNduqRQNG1
— Scunthorpe Live (@ScunthorpeLive) September 8, 2019
Trevoh Chalobah and Huddersfield have a new manager in Danny Cowley, who led Lincoln back from non-league football into League One, and he retained his place in midfield for their first match in charge on Sunday against Sheffield Wednesday. The newly-minted England Under-21 international was booked but promises to be an important part of the attempted turnaround in fortunes at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Conor Gallagher was in good form again as Charlton suffered their first defeat of the season against a Birmingham City team that still can’t find room for Jake Clarke-Salter, who was an unused sub.
Matt Miazga’s injury kept him from joining up with the US Men’s National Team over the break, and will sideline him for another week or two at Reading, while Dujon Sterling’s continued absence from the Wigan Athletic team is quite frankly baffling.
Izzy Brown played all of Luton’s 3-2 defeat at QPR in an advanced midfield position and, in completing ninety minutes, looks that little bit closer to being able to contribute on a regular basis moving forward.
Richard Nartey, fit and ready to go at last, lined up at centre-back for Burton against Coventry on Saturday, and played well in a goalless draw to record a clean sheet in his full debut for the Brewers. He certainly impressed…
How good was Richard Nartey yesterday by the way? Looked like a player playing his 100th league game not his first, big future ahead of him. Composed, agile and can play football on the deck, great piece of business for us #BAFC
— LouisYelland7 (@LYelland_90) September 15, 2019
I feel horrendous… but Richard Nartey, what a player he is, onto Tuesday #bafc
— James (@_jamesgolding) September 15, 2019
Luke McCormick was an unused substitute for Shrewsbury at Wimbledon, while Jacob Maddox is still to make his Tranmere debut as he works his way back from injury.
Josh Grant carried on in a starting role in Plymouth’s back three on Saturday, but ended up on the losing side, as Argyle were beaten 1-0 at Port Vale.
Lewis Baker played the full match as Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 1-1 with Wolfsburg on Friday night, but Ethan Ampadu is still to feature for RB Leipzig, as he stayed on the bench during their 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich.
Mario Pašalić played just under an hour for Atalanta in their 2-1 win at Genoa, and will now gear up for a Champions League fixture against Dinamo Zagreb, the hated rivals of his former club Hajduk Split.
Davide Zappacosta is still out through injury at Roma.
Baba Rahman impressed in his first outing for Real Mallorca, putting in a good showing in their goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.
Kenedy was an unused substitute for Getafe at Betis.
Tiémoué Bakayoko was involved in a seven-goal thriller on his second Monaco debut; the hosts led 2-0 against Marseille, before conceding four goals in the space of 32 minutes either side of half time. They reduced the deficit late on but couldn’t avoid defeat.
hope chelsea fans are watching bakayoko
monaco are losing 3-4 at home but he's miles ahead of everyone in that second half
he's a very good player once he's settled
just takes longer to settle than others
(akin to players who need 60 games to get an assist) pic.twitter.com/hq0EmO7cBo
— Sébastien (@SebC__) September 15, 2019
Vitesse lost 5-0 at PSV – Donyell Malen scored all five goals – with Charly Musonda still out injured. Jamal Blackman also agreed a loan to Arnhem late in the transfer window but, as he recovers from a broken leg back at Cobham, he won’t be in a position to play until later in the season.
Juan Castillo played ninety minutes at left-back for Jong Ajax on his debut in the Eerste Divisie, a 3-2 defeat at De Graafschap.
Lucas Piazon made his Rio Ave debut as a half time substitute in Rio Ave’s 4-2 defeat at home to Tondela.
Fenerbahce travel to Alanyaspor on Monday night but will likely still be without the injured Victor Moses.
Nathan Baxter is still injured and not playing for Ross County.
Danilo Pantic was an unused substitute as MOL Fehervar beat Honved 1-0.
Nathan played 23 minutes as Atlético-MG lost to Internacional.
Started: August 1st
Updated: October 13th
|Player||Club||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe/Cont||Other||Mins|
|Ethan Ampadu||RB Leipzig||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Lewis Baker||Fortuna Dusseldorf||5||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||481||6||0|
|Isaiah Brown||Luton Town||3 (4)||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||492||5 (4)||0|
|Trevoh Chalobah||Huddersfield Town||8 (1)||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||801||8 (1)||1|
|Jake Clarke-Salter||Birmingham City||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||273||3||0|
|Conor Gallagher||Charlton Athletic||10 (1)||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||920||10 (1)||4|
|Josh Grant||Plymouth||4 (2)||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||758||8 (2)||0|
|Jacob Maddox||Tranmere Rovers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Luke McCormick||Shrewsbury Town||4 (1)||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0 (1)||0||371||5 (2)||0|
|Charly Musonda||Vitesse Arnhem||0 (3)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||65||0 (3)||0|
|Richard Nartey||Burton Albion||5 (3)||0||0||0||1 (1)||0||0||0||0 (1)||0||634||6 (5)||0|
|Nathan||Atlético-MG||5 (6)||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||535||5 (6)||3|
|Danilo Pantic||ML Fehervar||0 (2)||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||105||1 (2)||0|
|Mario Pašalić||Atalanta||5 (1)||0||0||0||0||0||1 (1)||0||0||0||526||6 (2)||0|
|Lucas Piazon||Rio Ave||0 (2)||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||140||1 (2)||1|
|Dujon Sterling||Wigan Athletic||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||90||1||0|
|Iké Ugbo||Roda JC||7 (2)||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||699||7 (2)||5|
|Davide Zappacosta||Roma||0 (1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||0 (1)||0|
|Player||Club||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Mins|
|Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht|
|Nathan Baxter||Ross County||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jamal Blackman||Vitesse Arnhem||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|