Loan Report | Holgate recall imminent? Youngsters impress! What next for Warrington?

Welcome back to another loan report! It’s been a busy week, let’s dive right in…


National League:

Harry Tyrer- Chesterfield – 1st out of 24

Tyrer was forced to settle for a place on the bench again this weekend, with Chesterfield back in cup action as their remarkable season continues.

The Spireites played Southport in the FA Trophy third round on Saturday, as manager Paul Cook continued to rotate his side during a busy period for the club.

Ryan Boot remained in goal as the National League Leaders won 6-1, setting up a fourth round clash with Welling United in January.

It is likely Tyrer will be back between the sticks in their next match, an away trip to 12th placed Hartlepool United.


Premier League:

Neal Maupay – Brentford – 11th out of 20

Maupay started his third successive game for Brentford on Saturday, as they fell to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Sheffield United.

Defeat at Bramall Lane makes it four defeats from five, as Thomas Frank contends with a host of absentees.

The Frenchman’s performance was in keeping with what Evertonians came to expect from him- largely anonymous and wasteful in front of goal.

The striker has just three goals in his last 46 appearances.



Mason Holgate – Southampton – 4th out of 24

Mason Holgate now out on loan at Southampton in the Championship

Holgate was an unused substitute for both of Southampton’s games this week, as he watched his side record back-to-back 1-1 draws on the road.

The Saints dropped two late points at Watford on Saturday, and shared the points again at Coventry City on Wednesday.

Two consecutive draws leaves them 12 points behind Ipswich Town, as their automatic promotion push takes a hit.

The defender’s time at St. Mary’s is rumoured to be up, however, as Everton are apparently set on finding him a club where he will feature regularly.

Holgate has played just five times for Southampton in a difficult loan spell and it is likely he will leave in the upcoming window.

Rangers, Watford and Middlesbrough are allegedly “monitoring” the player.


Lewis Warrington – Plymouth Argyle – 18th out of 24

Warrington wasn’t in the squad for either of Plymouth’s games this week, as his frustrating loan in Devon continues.

Argyle lost 4-0 at Leicester City on Saturday, before picking up a point at QPR in midweek.

Wednesday night’s stalemate leaves Argyle three points clear of relegation.

The academy graduate hasn’t played for the club since September, with a loan termination appearing likely.


League One:

Stanley Mills – Oxford United – 6th out of 24

Mills was subbed at half time against Peterborough United at the weekend, as Oxford’s 3-0 defeat saw them slide down to sixth.

The winger was back in action on Tuesday night, turning in a much more impressive performance, registering an assist in a 1-1 draw away to Reading.

Mills was a constant thorn in the Royal’s side, as his pinpoint crosses caused chaos in the home side’s box, eventually leading to the opening goal.

His left-footed cross was inch-perfect in finding the head of Ciaron Brown, who nodded home to give the visitors a deserved lead.

The 20-year-old had a penalty appeal turned down as well, as the Reading defence struggled to contain the young talent.

The loanee was again subbed- this time in the 66th minute- as the U’s frustrating run of form continued.

League Two:

Reece Welch – Forest Green Rovers – 23rd out of 24

Welch’s game against Wrexham on Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, however he featured the full 90 minutes in Tuesday night’s FA Cup triumph.

Forest Green faced Scarborough Athletic in the FA Cup first round for the third time this season, after the previous game was ordered to be replayed by the FA due to an eligibility issue with a Rovers player.

The game ended 4-2, with the defender surviving a few scares of a comeback from the National League North side.

Welch’s side will travel to Blackpool for the second round clash against the Seasiders next week.


National League North:

Zan-Luk Leban – Farsley Celtic – 17th out of 24

Leban’s successful loan spell continued, as he played the full 90 minutes in Celtic’s late turnaround against Curzon Ashton.

The Slovenian stopper conceded just his 15th goal of the season in the first half, before his side scored twice in second half injury time to snatch all three points.

Victory saw Celtic rise to 14th, just four points off the play-off spots with a game in hand.

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