Loan Watch: All about Wolves players out on-loan
Wolves got a lot of players out on loan now and it takes time to try to follow them – even if it only is from reports in the media.
Let’s list them first and then look how they and their adopted teams are doing.
Stefan Maierhofer – loaned out to MSV Duisburg in the German 2nd Bundesliga for the season
Andy Keogh – a season- long loan to Cardiff in the Championship
Sam Vokes – is on the payroll of Bristol City in the Championship until January 6
Greg Halford – out on loan to Portsmouth in the Championship for a month
Carl Ikeme – is back in Leicester in the Championship for a third loan period (month)
Matt Hill – on a one month loan to Barnsley in the Championship
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – will be in Peterborough in League One until end of season
Ashley Hemmings – on a one month loan to Torquay in League Two
Scott Malone – on a one month loan to Burton Albions in League Two
Well, they are nine men out there.
But I’m not sure if we should count Matt Hill who came back from Barnsley with a broken foot. Apparently he played a match with it. But it was one of those hair-thin fractures.
Will he go back to Barnsley? Probably not. As he is not part of the 25 man squad that are allowed to play in the Premiership I hope Wolves can loan him out again when he is fit (just a matter of weeks).
And – as I just reported in a separate article – Sam Vokes is out for another row of weeks because he torned his tendon on training and it is not clear if he will make it back to Bristol before January.
Andy Keogh had a couple of games from start for Cardiff when they had many of their strikers out injured, but recently he seem only to get a few minutes in each game.
He came in the last ten for Bellamy when the league leaders met with Coventry. Bothroyd fired the winning goal for Cardiff in the 87th minute, but I don’t think Keogh had anything to do with it.
He got twenty minutes when he came in for Chopra in the 4-0 win against Leeds away a week ago Monday. Former Wolves player Bothroyd scored a brace in that game.
Cardiff was victorious again against Norwich Saturday and Bothroyd scored a goal again. But Keogh sat on the bench all game.
But maybe he will get his chance in the Welsh derby against Swansea come Sunday as top scorer Bothroyd is sidelined after taken five cards.
Greg Halford is getting playing time in Portsmouth and the team looks very strong. As previously reported and displayed with a clip, he scored in the win against Hull and he played all match on right back against Forest, a match they did win with 2-1. Fans reports says that he made a solid home debut.
Carl Ikeme is back in Leicester, perhaps because their second keeper Logan did a big mistake in the League Cup lately. But their first keeper Weale was between the sticks when the team picked three points of Preston and Logan was on the bench.And it was a clean sheet.
But reports say that Carl likes it at Leicester and maybe Mr Sven will assess him and try to sign him later?
Nat Mendez-Laing is our only player out on-loan to a League One team and I’ve seen fans reports saying that he is getting better and better.
But sadly he didn’t get any playing time tonight when Posh met bottom of the league team Walsall and claimed a victory with 3-1.
They have played in League Two aswell, but Ashley Hemmings did not get any playing time either, when Torquay scored twice without letting any in against Oxford. Do they really have a better striker than Hemmings in their team?
But he played for 40 minutes in their win against Morecambe last weekend and had a couple of shots at goal then. I hope and believe he will get more chances.
Least but not last in Britain – Scott Malone played for Burton Albions tonight in a goal-less draw against second placed team Port Vale. It looks as if he played on the wing. He took all the set pieces as usual.
In the weekend they played against Macclesfield and lost by 2-1. Come to think of it, Malone played in the midfield then too. And then he assisted to the Burton goal by Collins.
The Hoff has had a succesful time in Germany so far. I believe that the play in Bendesliga 2 suits him better than the Premier League. Of the clips I’ve seen it’s not as much in yer face football there and he gets more time and space to do his thing.
Latest from Duisburg is that the team lost against Dusseldorf – a team that crawled up from the relegation zone because of their win. The Hoff played all game, but without his usual partner beside him. Perhaps because of that they lost.
The Dusseldorf goal was an own goal seven minutes before time. But MSV Duisburg is still second in the league.
And that’s all folks!