Jonjoe Kenny – Schalke
Kenny’s Schalke drew 1-1 with Koln last weekend, the right-back making a key pass but otherwise not being as involved as usual. He has been praised by fans for his abilities going forwards during his bright start in Germany, but could make improvements defensively.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Valladolid
Sandro missed a penalty and was taken off after 69 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid, his goalless run now reaching fifty games.
Shani Tarashaj – FC Emmen
Still no sign of Tarashaj in the Emmen first team following his injury earlier in the season.
Belgian First Division A
Fraser Hornby – KV Kortrijk
Hornby scored twice in a 4-0 win over Sint-Truidense VV last weekend, the first a great goal after embarrassing a defender, and the second a diving header on the line. The young Scot also won Kortrijk’s Player of the Month award for September after an impressive emergence in Belgium.
Yannick Bolasie – Sporting CP
Bolasie had a quiet game in the 2-1 win over LASK Linz, starting up front but failing to register a shot.
Muhamed Besic – Sheffield United
Besic was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw at Watford, and isn’t really getting a kick at all in the league for The Blades at the moment.
Kieran Dowell – Derby County
Pretty much the same situation as above for Dowell, who watched the entirety of the 2-0 win over Luton Town from the bench.
Joao Virginia – Reading
Virginia didn’t make the bench again for the 1-0 defeat at Bristol City. He did, however, make the Portugal under-21 squad to face Netherlands during this international break.
Josh Bowler and Matthew Pennington – Hull City
Bowler came off the bench for Hull an hour into their 3-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town, and managed a key pass as well as a shot on target. Many fans are calling for him to get a league start soon after some promising performances off the bench.
Pennington, however, was left on the bench for that game and a chance seems further off for the young man so busy at Ipswich Town last season.
Luke Garbutt – Ipswich Town
On the subject of Ipswich, Garbutt continued his fine form for The Tractor Boys last weekend, hitting another sweet free-kick which the goalkeeper dropped for a forward to score in a 1-0 win at Fleetwood Town. He also whipped in a beautiful cross for former Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood but the striker nodded the ball over the bar. Garbutt was strong defensively too and will surely have earned himself a run in the team in that left wing-back role.
He was, however, rested for the 4-0 Football League win over Gillingham, but is expected to return in the league this weekend.
Nathan Broadhead – Burton Albion
Broadhead started on the left wing for his side’s 3-0 win at MK Dons, and made two key passes despite being denied by the opposition ‘keeper in a one-on-one late on in the game. The youngster earned himself a place in Wales’ under-21 squad for the upcoming internationals.
Korede Adedoyin – Hamilton Academical
Adedoyin started for Accies’ reserves against Kilmarnock, and bagged a goal from the edge of the box in the 3-2 win. Good to hear some news on the youngster, especially with a goal.