The Loan Report: December 2-8

The past week had no goals, but there’s still plenty to catch up on from the Loan Army, so let’s get started.

England

Premier League

Danny Drinkwater made his long-awaited(?) Burnley debut in the Clarets’ midweek defeat at home to Manchester City. It was his first senior competitive league start since March 2018, and just his second in any competition, so when manager Sean Dyche explained his absence at the weekend against Tottenham was due to a lack of match fitness, it was entirely believable.

Championship

Conor Gallagher was back from suspension for Charlton’s trip to Middlesbrough, where he picked up a yellow card in a 1-0 defeat.

Jake Clarke-Salter’s recent run in the Birmingham team came to a premature and untimely end after he left their 3-2 win over Matt Miazga’s Reading with an injury after just 17 minutes. An awkward fall left him nursing an arm or shoulder injury that will almost certainly sideline him for a while to come. Miazga was replaced at half time in a tactical change rued by quite a few Reading supporters come full time.

Izzy Brown’s recent hamstring injury will keep him out for ten weeks, a tremendously disappointing development in what was, until then, one of the feel-good stories of the Loan Army season. In better news, Dujon Sterling claimed an assist as Wigan lost 2-1 against a Brown-less Luton Town, who nonetheless prevailed 2-1.

Trevoh Chalobah missed Huddersfield’s defeat to Leeds through suspension.

League One

Richard Nartey played every second of a pair of Burton Albion fixtures this week, a draw with Southend and a defeat to Lincoln, but there was no action for Luke McCormick or Jacob Maddox, who will both be looking towards the January transfer window and the prospect of fresh opportunities elsewhere.

League Two

Josh Grant, now a holding midfielder, played from start to finish as Plymouth lost 1-0 to Cambridge United.

Italy

Mario Pašalić helped Atalanta to a 3-2 win against Verona with a solid ninety minutes in central midfield.

Davide Zappacosta is out for the season.

Spain

Kenedy was not in Getafe’s squad for their win at Eibar on Sunday, while Baba Rahman was in Mallorca’s for their defeat at Barcelona but didn’t make the matchday selection after returning from his latest injury absence.

Germany

Lewis Baker played 67 minutes as Fortuna Dusseldorf lost 5-0 at Dortmund, his first Bundesliga start in two months, but Ethan Ampadu wasn’t involved as Leipzig beat Hoffenheim.

France

Two games, two wins, two ninety minutes for Tiémoué Bakayoko this week as Monaco beat Toulouse and Amiens to jump into the top half of Ligue 1.

Netherlands

Vitesse drew 0-0 against Feyenoord without Jamal Blackman or Charly Musonda, while Juan Castillo goes head-to-head with Iké Ugbo as Jong Ajax host Roda in the Eerste Divisie.

Portugal

Rio Ave host Gil Vicente on Monday night, but Lucas Piazon hasn’t played in the league since September 21st, so don’t pin your hopes on his involvement.

Scotland

Nathan Baxter collected his first win as a Ross County played in midweek with a 2-1 win against Hibernian at Dingwall (despite being at fault for the goal conceded), then had the weekend off due to the Rangers vs Celtic League Cup Final.

Turkey

Victor Moses was absent as Fenerbahce beat Genclerbirligi 5-2 on Friday night after picking up an injury during his twelve minutes of action in a 4-0 cup win against Istanbulspor in midweek.

Hungary

Danilo Pantic played 77 minutes in MOL Fehervar’s midweek cup win away to Szeged, but wasn’t involved as they lost to Paksi in the league on Saturday.

Brazil

Nathan remains out through injury.

Statistics

Started: August 1st
Updated: January 19th

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
Ethan Ampadu RB Leipzig 0 (2) 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 177 1 (4) 0
Tiemoue Bakayoko Monaco 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1422 15 1
Lewis Baker Fortuna Dusseldorf 6 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 562 7 (1) 0
Isaiah Brown Luton Town 10 (4) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 999 12 (4) 1
Juan Castillo Ajax 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1170 13 0
Trevoh Chalobah Huddersfield Town 20 (3) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1936 22 (3) 1
Jake Clarke-Salter Birmingham City 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 899 11 1
Danny Drinkwater Burnley 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 149 2 0
Danny Drinkwater Aston Villa 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 2 0
Conor Gallagher Charlton Athletic 25 (1) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2220 25 (1) 6
Conor Gallagher Swansea City 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 1 0
Josh Grant Plymouth 12 (4) 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 (1) 0 1676 18 (5) 0
Marc Guehi Swansea City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenedy Getafe 2 (8) 1 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 1 0 0 719 6 (10) 2
Jacob Maddox Tranmere Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 165 2 0
Luke McCormick Shrewsbury Town 4 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 382 5 (3) 0
Matt Miazga Reading 15 (1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1339 16 (1) 1
Victor Moses Fenerbahce 6 1 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 514 6 (1) 1
Charly Musonda Vitesse Arnhem 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 (3) 0
Richard Nartey Burton Albion 18 (4) 0 1 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1786 20 (6) 0
Nathan Atlético-MG 9 (6) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 850 9 (6) 3
Danilo Pantic MOL Fehervar 3 (4) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 412 6 (4) 0
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 16 (1) 4 1 0 0 0 4 (2) 2 0 0 1850 20 (2) 6
Lucas Piazon Rio Ave 3 (2) 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 545 5 (2) 3
Dujon Sterling Wigan Athletic 7 (1) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 750 8 (1) 0
Iké Ugbo Roda JC 18 (2) 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1631 19 (2) 11
Davide Zappacosta Roma 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 (1) 0
Total 22467 251 (63) 37



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 Ross County 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 630 7 1
Jamal Blackman Vitesse Arnhem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 630 7 1