Loan Watch: Halford scores for Pompey (clip) and more
I have not had the time to follow and write about our players out on-loan the latest couple of weeks. I’m sorry about that. Much has happened and I’m sure most of you out there knows almost all about it, but let me try to catch up anyway.
David Davis was called back from Walsall after a month and a week out on loan. He played many games for them and in the last one he made an assist to the goal by Devaney that gave them a draw.
Davis was sitting on the bench at Stamford Bridge and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he will play against Manchester United in the cup on Tuesday.
Davis was called back, but a couple of others has been taken out on-loan.
Ashley Hemmings joined Torquay in the week on an emergency loan for a month and played for forty-five minutes for the League Two team against Gillingham. Torquay earned themselves a draw with a goal after 95 minutes (!)
Hemmings did well and the team widened their play when he came on and he showed his quality near the end and had apparently part in the goal when he cut by the line and passed the ball back. But he was a bit troubled by the pace, said his new manager to the BBC.
Another of Wolves Development Team players, Scott Malone, also joined a League Two team – Burton Albions – on a one month emergency loan in the week.
They played against Bradford Saturday and recorded their first ever win against them. And Malone did play all match.
Malone played as a left back of course and as Burton won with three goals against nothing. I believe he did well. The match reports writes that he took the corners and the free-kicks as he uses to.
The Brewers website has lots of praise to Scott and writes that it was “an excellent first appearance from on loan left back Scott Malone“. Sounds good!
And they continue:
“Scott Malone, enjoying an excellent debut for the Brewers almost capped it with a goal in the 67th minute, forcing a good save out of McLaughlin from a 25 yard free kick.“
He also had an effort on goal from just outside the area at extra time, but it went over.
A third Wolves player went out on loan the week before. It was Matt Hill, who joined former Wolves player Jason Shackell at Championship team Barnsley. Actually he takes Schackels place in the team on a one month emergency loan, as Jason is injured.
But for the second consecutive game Barnsley lost with 3-0 – this time to Coventry. I have no information on how Hill did, but he played for 90.
A fourth player going out on loan the week before this was our utility player Halford. He needs playing time said McCarthy, and he has been given it at the club Championship club Portsmouth – again threatened by points deduction.
But tonight it looks like they have avoided that threat, as they have been bought up by former owner Chainrai. The new owner could not now take any money out of the club until all the creditors are paid.
Football-wise Portsmouth are doing well at the moment, and Halford played all game in the win away against Millwall.
Saturday he had to play as a central defender against Hull after a player injury and did it real well – making the Pompey second goal with a free-kick from 20 yards in the beginning of the second half. And that was the winning goal. The first competitive goal by Halford since April last year. Champagne!
And look below at the clip from a fan-cam:
I’m now getting aware that this writing takes time I don’t have, so I will have to split this Loan Watch into two. The next report will be about the players that has been out on-loan for a while.
How is The Hoff doing for instance. Haven’t got a clue, but I will find it out for you! Shit. A rhyme! 😆