Loan Watch: Keogh sets Cardiff free

Just one of our lads out on-loan has actually played in the weekend.

Greg Halford in Portsmouth is injured and spends his time twittering about that he wants to leave Wolves and play for Pompey in the future. No wonder as he gets to play there and has been a success, scoring goals and all.

And it looks like he gets his will. At least partly. He will be loaned out the full season, the Daily Mail writes. But we have not heard it from the club as yet. He has qualities, but he is not good enough to play right back in the Premiership for Wolves.

There has been a long row of postponement because of the weather in League One and Two. Posh has not played their last two games because of the big freeze and even if they had I’m not sure that Nat Mendez-Laing would have any playing time. Their match against the Owls in Sheffield on the first day of the new year is already called off.

Ashley Hemmings – out on loan to Torquay – has not played because of the weather aswell. And partly because of an injury. And the match against Bury tonight is postponed.

Burton Albion with Malone in their side have the same problem. These clubs can’t afford under soil heating and it’s not possible to play with a frozen pitch. Their match against Stevenage tonight is off.

Danny Batth actually played for three or four minutes for Sheffield United against Swansea on the 18th. He substituted match winner Ched Evans in the 93rd minute – probably just to waste time to get the three points in the one goal game – but anyway, that’s a start.

Ched Evans scored a brace for the Blades against Hull on Boxing Day, but that was not enough, because Hull City’s Bullard scored the winner in the 93rd. Danny Batth was freezing on the bench all game.

Matty Hill is back in contention at Barnsley and they played Burnley on Boxing day and lost the game against them at home for the first time since 1932 or something. But Hill didn’t have to bear that much of the shame as he was on the bench all game.

Barnsley will travel to Swansea tonight and hopefully Hill will get some playing time, but I doubt it.

The only Wolves player actually playing on Boxing Day – except in Wolves of course (but some would question that one) was Andy Keogh. And he had a very good run in Cardiff City when they played Coventry City at home.

Former Wolves player Jay Bothroyd had not yet recovered from his hamstring injury and Keogh started the game. They started well (sh) and after twenty minutes Cardiff got a free that Keogh took very quick as he spotted Bellamy running on the right wing.

Bellamy continued almost down to the flag and played the ball back to Olofinjana somewhere in the vicinity of the penalty spot, who had no problem to score.

I’ve seen some ratings from the game and Keogh gets very high scores.

Keogh was actually close to scoring, but the Coventry keeper Westwood was very good in this game and took everything – except that one by former Wolves player Olofinjana – and a closing shot from Bellamy, that is.


Keogh celebrating goal against Millwall


~ by paddytheflea on December 28, 2010.

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