It’s that time again in the week where we see how our blues out on loan have done this week!
Henry Onyekuru – Anderlecht
In a double game week for the Belgian side featuring a Champions League tie at the Allianz to face Bayern Munich and then an away game at Kortrijk.
Firstly Bayern, Henry was left on the substitute bench, in a game which started in the worst possible manner for the Belgian side as Midfielder Sven Kums was sent off after 11 minutes. Bayern ran out 3-0 winners with goals from Lewandowski, Thiago and Kimmich in a comprehensive victory for the Germans. Henry was substituted on shortly before the hour mark but made no impact on the scoreline.
Then the visit to Kortrijk. The Nigerian forward was again left on the bench despite a brace the week earlier. Anderlecht opened the scoring midway through the first half, before a quick turn around from the home side made it 2-1 before the hour mark. Onyekuru was introduced in the 64th minute and made an instant impact making it 2-2 on 76′. Henry was later booked and the game finished 2-2 leaving Anderlecht 9th after 7 games.
Today also Anderlecht have sacled their manager due to their poor performances, here’s hoping Henry becomes a favourite of the new boss!
Callum Connolly – Ipswich Town
Callum started his second game for Ipswich in a 2-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers, with goals coming from Carl Skuse and David McGoldrick. Callum played at RB and was substituted at Half-Time with the score at 0-0 after taking a knock early on, Callum received a 5/10 for his efforts during the first half. The results leaves Mick McCarthy’s men in 5th place.
Antonee Robinson – Bolton
Antonee played the entire 90 minutes as Bolton lost 2-0 against Callum’s Ipswich Town, leaving Bolton 24th and remaining winless this season. Robinson recived praise for his performance receiving a 6/10 rating and manager Phil Parkinson stating “he is improving rapidly every game”.
Liam Walsh – Birmingham City
Liam started the game on the bench but was introduced after just four minutes replacing Jason Lowe. Walsh received Birmigham’s man of the match award with a 7/10 rating with a performance stating “Very Promising”. Despite this Birmingham where defeated 1-3 at home By Preston a results which signalled the end of Harry Redknapp’s reign leaving Birmingham 23rd and winless in 6.
Matthew Pennington – Leeds
Matthew still was not fit enough to feature in the 18 as Leeds lost for the first time all season, 1-0 at Millwall.
Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway – Sunderland
Tyias was an unused substitute and Brendan Galloway did not make the 18 as Sunderland drew 1-1 away at Hull, former blue James Vaughan scored for Sunderland before David Meyler equalised late on, the result leaves Sunderland 21st
Joe Williams – Barnsley
Joe played the 90 minutes in a 0-3 home defeat to Aston Villa. Despite this Joe received huge plaudits for his performance receiving a 8/10 rating, quite astonishing for a player on the wrong side of a 3-0 scoreline. Joe was named Barnsley’s Man-of-the-Match in what was an overall dissapointing day for the Oakwell side, the results leaves them 20th.
Kieran Dowell – Nottingham Forest
Kieran was reinstalled into the Nottingham Forest lineup ahead of the home game against high-flying Wolves. However, it was not the young midfielder’s day as he was given a mere 5/10 rating. Kieran was described to have “made a few nice touches but struggled to get in the game, an afternoon where nothing came off for the youngster”. Kieran was replaced shortly after the hour mark. Wolves came out 1-2 victors at the City Ground.
Conor Grant – Crewe Alexandra
Conor stepped up his recovery from a concussion but was left out of the 18 on precautionary measures at Exeter, where Crewe where defeated 3-0.
And that’s it for this week blues. Come back next week and see how the blues out on loan manage!