Loan Watch: Carl Ikeme to Rangers come summer?

I will start with reporting about the Wolves players out on loan to League One teams this time.

Ten men Walsall did win against a Colchester United team with Danny Batth suffering on the bench. It was a last minute winner by Darren Byfield.

Southend United were eleven men, but managed to play a draw – two all – against Carslisle after having been two down. But as Batth, Scott Malone sat on the bench all game through.

Bristol Rovers did however win against Yeovil and Daniel Jones played. Three goals against nothing was the final result and the Rovers fans are beginning to discuss signing Jones permanently in summer, saying that their left side – with Daniel and Hughes – is the best in the league.

Jo Koffour scored a brace for the Pirates, the first after only four minutes when the Yeovil keeper did a mistake. The second goal was scored by Heffernan after a good move down the left from our Dan Jones that set him up for it.

Exeter, with George Friend playing for 78 minutes, shared points with Wycombe after a late equaliser making it two all – a very common result amongst Wolves players yesterday.

Let’s now have a look at how our lads did in the Championship as well.

Mark Little – successful loan player from Wolves at Peterborough – lost out to highly placed in the table team Nottingham Forest. Robert Earnshaw scored after only thirteen minutes and Posh found themselves one goal down after the full 90.

Mark Little played the game and made a couple of clearances and launched a couple of free-kicks. The Posh manager remain very proud of his players, despite the defeat. And maybe he should be as Forest now have won eleven matches in a row at home.

Bristol City have sacked their manager Gary Johnson in the week and that – or Stefan Maierhofer’s performance in his first match for City – may have been the reason for him being left out sitting on the bench all match through when Robins played 2-2 (of course) against league leaders Newcastle at home.

It was a mistake by the Brizzle keeper Gerken that allowed Newcastle to come back into the match after being two down in the first half. Caretaker manager, Keith Millen may have a chance to stay as manager after that result, while the chances for The Hoff to play may actually be even slimmer. My guess is that Millen does not have the same agenda as Johnson when it comes to the Hoff. Bad luck!

Queens Park Rangers played a draw as well – against Swansea at Loftus Road. Both Carl Ikeme and Matt  Hill were in the starting eleven. New manager Warnock talks about signing two or three of the six players that are loanees in QPR permanently. Carl Ikeme and maybe even Matt Hill may very well be among them.

Ikeme did very well yesterday and got seven and a half in ratings on a fan site. Hill only got four. He had a hard time with Nathan Dyer coming against him on his flank with speed. After an hour a hopeful ball from Guillem Bauza hit Matt Hill and fell into Dyer’s path who did not mistake, but fired the ball past Ikeme and into the net. Sour grapes, Matt!

Rangers could however equalise by teenage striker Antonio German after a goal scramble. Sousa – former manager in QPR and now at Swansea – told the press that it was actually by his decision that German was lifted up to play with the QPR first team.

What comes around goes around.



~ by paddytheflea on March 21, 2010.

One Response to “Loan Watch: Carl Ikeme to Rangers come summer?”

  1. Think it would be a mistake to let Ikeme go until we know if Murray will ever play again in Gold & Black.

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