Loan Watch: Ikeme competent throughout when QPR drew against Blackpool

Some of our players out on-loan have been coming back to the mother club during the holidays. Vokes, Daniel Jones and Little are back. Some has been sold. Darren Ward to Millwall and Neill Collins to Preston.

But a couple have been in action during this weekend. Carl Ikeme – in his third on-loan club this season – made his debut in goal for Queen Park Rangers in their match against rival Championship team Blackpool away.

It was a little surprising that QPR dropped their first keeper Radek Cerny, but with a club who changes manager more often than I change my jeans everything can happen.

QPR managed to get a draw against former manager Holloway’s Blackpool. 2-2 after coming back twice. The marking was questionable by the back line of QPR on the first goal in the back, and questions may also be raised over the positioning of Ikeme, says reports.

But the same reports gives Ikeme seven out of ten points and says that he began the fixture well and looked competent throughout. They highlight in particular his communication and his strength. Lapses in concentration have costed QPR several goals in recent weeks, but Ikeme told his defenders precisely what was happening and communicated effectively. It sounds like a good debut and that he will play more matches for QPR!

Sean O’Driscoll – manager of Doncaster – was delighted over thier win against Watford at the Keepmoat Stadium. Jason Shackell, defender out on-loan from Wolves, suffered from cramp and was substituted after 73 minutes. But he should be fit for Tuesday’s game against Brentford in the FA Cup.

Danny Batth played his first match for weeks in Colchester and was not very lucky. They played against top team Norwich and lost with 5-0.

Reports say that the first goal came after Batth cleared the ball straight at Martin who fired the ball into the net. It looks like he failed to make a clearance before the second goal as well.

He was substituted after 53 minutes after an incident when he received a yellow card.

Southend lost to Huddersfield away with two goals to one. There are no reports to suggest how Scott Malone did, but he played all match.



~ by paddytheflea on January 17, 2010.

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