Keeping you updated on how our players out on loan are getting on at their respective temporary homes…
DYLAN MOTTLEY-HENRY and JACOB BROWN both joined Chesterfield on loan until the end of the season during the January transfer window. Young winger Mottley-Henry played 70 minutes as the Spireites suffered a last-gasp defeat at home to Crawley Town in their last league outing on 3 February.
Forward Brown was an unused substitute at the Proact Stadium, and the result leaves Jack Lester’s side two points from safety in League Two. Both players will be hoping to feature over the coming months to help preserve Chesterfield’s football league status.
Staying in the fourth tier and one player who is catching the eye is JARED BIRD at Yeovil Town. The 20-year-old midfielder played 89 minutes of the Glovers’ dramatic 3-2 Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final victory over Fleetwood Town at Huish Park.
Bird, who has featured six times for the Somerset outfit, will be aiming to help his temporary club reach Wembley for the first time since 2013 where Yeovil beat Brentford 2-1 in the League One play-off final. The Glovers face League One high-fliers Shrewsbury Town in the semi-final at New Meadow for a chance to play Lincoln City in the showpiece final on 8 April.
Elsewhere, CAMERON McGEEHAN will be aiming to assist Scunthorpe United’s promotion push to the Championship. The Iron are currently fourth in League One following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to rivals Rotherham United.
The 22-year-old midfielder hasn’t featured for Graham Alexander’s side since 27 January, but will be hoping for more game time as the season reaches boiling point.
Also in League One is ALEX MOWATT, who continues to impress at Oxford United. The versatile 23-year-old has appeared 27 times in all competitions for the U’s this campaign, but was unable to prevent his side from suffering a 2-1 loss at home to a rejuvenated Bristol Rovers at the weekend.
That result leaves Derek Fazackerley’s team 12th in the table, but just six points outside the play-off places.
In the Evo-Stik Premier Division, JACK WALTON kept a clean sheet as Stalybridge Celtic claimed a priceless 2-0 victory against Stafford Rangers on 6 February.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper is in his third spell at Bower Fold and could be integral to Celtic’s survival bid this season. Steve Burr’s side are currently 22nd in the table, but have up to seven games in hand on the teams around them.
Finally, forward SHAUN TUTON came on for the last 18 minutes of FC Halifax Town’s credible 1-1 draw against Vanarama National League high-fliers Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.
The Shaymen are 18th in the league, five points above the relegation zone following their play-off promotion last season.