Loan Watch: Malone injured and much more

Wolves have five players out on-loan at the moment and their teams were all playing today. But not all of the Wolves out on-loan players. Here is your very fast flea with full reports from all arenas.

Southend United had to do without Scott Malone as he injured his big toe (!) in training Thursday (Sorry I missed that. Have to train my group of scouting fleas better). The Shrimpers played at home against Wolves Cup opposition Tranmere.

The Shrimpers were given a penalty after a quarter of an hour and Vernon did no mistake. But Tranmere did not give up and Goodison deprived Southend of a win by a goal just after half time. I’m sure that would not have happened if they would have had our left back ace Scott Malone – with a fit big toe – on the pitch.

The U’s manager did not care that Danny Batth need and want playing time. On the bench as usual. And he was in company with Reid this time – the player that usually snatches his role in the team. But Colchester United seemed to do well without them with a two goal lead after 20 minutes, but bottom team Stockport fought themselves back into the game and with a brace from Ibhere they secured a draw, despite the U’s having most of the ball and the chances.

Carl Ikeme and Matt Hill both played from start for Queens Park Rangers against Coventry away. Both former Wolves players McIndoe and Eastwood played for Coventry, who started best and scored after ten minutes. It was on a shot that deflected and left Ikeme wrong footed and without a chance to save. QPR had most of the ball and more chances than Coventry, but as always they lacked precision in the last third and despite reports say that they did their best match in ages, they just can’t score. The match ended with a single goal win for Coventry.

Big Chris Iwelumo had a hectic day signing for Bristol City and playing away to Sheffield United from start in the Championship chase for a play-off spot. With Maynard injured he was in much demand for the Robins.

He had a first chance after just two minutes but was well marked. After half an hour he had a better one, but he missed the ball trying to score on a half volley. The timing seem not to be there, yet and he needs some more matches.

The Blades took the lead early on in the second half after having the best of the play in the first. They had the best of the play in the second half as well and just after the hour they produced their second goal and with only half an hour left and Blades controlling the match there was not much that Bristol could do. They substituted his striker partner Agyemang with Haynes after Blades second goal. But Sheffield United were closer to a third than Bristol was to a first and Iwelumo didn’t get any clear-cut chances. Just a half chance in the 93rd minute. The match ended 2-0 to Sheffield United.

City manager Gary Johnson about Iwelumo to the Bristol City Official site after the game:

I thought Chris did very well in the first half. We didn’t really get any quality into him in the second half or people around him like he needs. If we do get our confidence then he’s right for us. We have to be more clinical and clever.



~ by paddytheflea on February 13, 2010.

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