Loan Watch: Hill back, Hemmings injured and The Hoff close (video)
I‘m late again with the watch of our out on-loan players, but as some of them very well may come into play for Wolves this or the next season I find it important to follow them.
Maybe the change of manager will give Danny an opening to play? As Gary Speed has gone to manage Wales his former understudy Carver is in charge of Blades. Bring on Batth against Swansea, Carver!
Stefan Maierhofer – loaned out to MSV Duisburg in the German 2:nd Bundesliga for the season – lost to Frankfurt last season and lost again to Bochum yesterday.
They clearly have a dip in form, but the video below shows that they don’t lack chances. And the Hoff had a couple and created a couple. It’s a little like Wolves. They have to sort out the defence and to have more killer-instinct going forward.
Andy Keogh – on a season long loan to Cardiff in the Championship – lost to Middlesbrough with a single penalty goal last Saturday. Keogh played form start together with Bellamy upfront, but they don’t seem to connect.
The match against Burnley at home today is postponed for safety reasons because of the snow. Maybe a good thing for Cardiff who can get injured former Wolves striker Bothroyd back from injury for the next game.
Sam Vokes – is on the payroll of Bristol City in the Championship until January 6 – and he was tested a couple of days ago and played 18 minutes before his hamstring injury recurred. (read more HERE)
He will be probably be out for a couple of months now and will of course not play for Bristol more this season. What a hell of a season! I wish him good recovery.
Greg Halford – out on loan to Portsmouth in the Championship for his third month – and he continues to score,
He converted a penalty against Norwich on extra time and helped Pompey to win with two goals to nothing.
Today they will play Scunthorpe at home. Edit: No they want. The match is postponed. I think it’s time to bring Greg home now. He can do a job as a utility player and we need his aerial threat in the box.
Matt Hill – on the second month of a loan to Barnsley in the Championship and he is back in contention after recovering from a broken bone in his foot.
I hope he will play today away against Millwall. It will be a historical game, as the Tykes can be the first club that reaches 1.000 won games in the second tier. Edit: The match is postponed.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – will be in Peterborough in League One until end of season – bu Posh will be without Nathaniel today when they meet Dagenham and Redbridge away, as he is still struggling with a groin problem. Edit: The match is postponed.
He came in from the bench on extra time in their 2-1 win against Rochdale last Friday.
Ashley Hemmings – on his second month on loan to Torquay in League Two – got a knock after the hour against Walsall three weeks ago.
It must have happened when he got himself and the team the penalty. Look here:
He seem to be still injured as he didn’t play when they lost to league leaders Chesterfield last week.Hopefully he will be out and about today against Rotherham. Edit: The match is postponed.
Scott Malone – on his third month of loan to Burton Albion in League Two – but he will not play today as their match against Accrington Stanley is postponed due to the weather.
Last weekend Malone played on the wing as usual when Burton managed to win at home to Southend with 3-1.