Loan Watch: No win in League One for Wolves out on-loan players
Ouch! I’m late again with my loan report. I’m aw-flea sorry!
George Friend was on the green for his Exeter already on Monday night. According to the ratings he didn’t do one of his best matches for the team, but the team did a very good job against one of the best in League One – Swindon – an outfit only three points behind Leeds on second place.
In fact Exeter held on to a lead they got just before half time to the fourth minute of injury time when they had to succumb to the pressure and let one in. But Exeter are step by step proving that they will remain in the league. Five points over the relegation line now.
Southend are below that line, but they did well yesterday when they played a draw at home against Brentford. Francis Laurent was the big hero scoring a brace as the Shrimpers fought their way back in the game twice. Scott Malone? On the bench again, I’m afraid.
Daniel Jones friend Jeff Hughes in Bristol Rovers scored the first goal on a penalty when they hosted Southampton yesterday. But that was it. Southampton was buzzing and scored twice in the first half and three more in the second. Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC after the 1-5 loss that Rovers gave the Saints far too much time and space in the game. Daniel Jones played all game.
Danny Batth and Colchester United suffered a blow in their hunt for a play-off spot yesterday. They met high flying Charlton away and in the 20th minute Nicky Forster found the net with a header. Sadly the U’s got one of their best players John-Joe O’Toole seriously knee injured when he tried to stop Sodje from reaching Forster. O’Toole turned too sharply when trying to track his man and was left in a crumpled heap.
Danny Batth and Okuonghae in central defence seem to have played well after that, but Colchester could not find any weaknesses in the tight Charlton defence and lost the game with that only goal. The U’s are three points from a play-off spot now and if Andy Boothroyd keeps Danny Batth in the team I’m sure they will reach it.