It was a mixed bag for our players out on loan at the weekend, with wins, draws and defeats up and down the country.
We’ll start in Sky Bet League Two, where GEORGE MILLER scored a dramatic late leveller as Scunthorpe United claimed a point at play-off hopefuls Port Vale.
The Iron trailed twice at Vale Park after Mark Cullen and Nathan Smith had both given the hosts the lead, but Paul Hurst’s side found two equalisers, first through Aiden Gilliead and then the Reds’ on loan forward.
Scunny are currently 18th in the table, way clear of Stevenage, who occupy the only relegation spot.
Elsewhere in the third tier, VICTOR ADEBOYEJO featured for 71 minutes as Cambridge United fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Carlisle United.
That brought to an end a run of five games unbeaten for Mark Bonner’s team, who sit 13th.
Meanwhile, JORDAN GREEN pulled out in the warm-up for Newport County, who only had four substitutes on the bench for their heavy 5-0 loss at struggling Oldham Athletic.
Moving up a division, now, and CAMERON MCGEEHAN featured for 90 minutes and claimed an assist as Portsmouth enhanced their promotion credentials with a 3-0 victory against Rochdale.
The midfielder teed up Steve Seddon to rifle home from the edge of the box with just over ten minutes remaining at Fratton Park as Kenny Jackett’s side climbed to third in League One.
Onto Championship affairs, next, and it was a miserable afternoon for MALLIK WILKS and Hull City, who were thumped 4-0 by Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium – just days after losing 1-0 at home to Barnsley.
Wilks played the full game, but was unable to help his team salvage anything from the encounter as the Whites ran riot with goals from Luke Ayling, Pablo Hernández and a brace late on from Tyler Roberts.
North of the border, TOBY SIBBICK wasn’t involved again as Heart of Midlothian reached the Scottish Cup semi-final courtesy of a 1-0 win over Rangers at Tynecastle.
And, in non-league, Guiseley AFC’s Vanarama National League North encounter at Kidderminster Harriers was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, meaning CHRIS SANG is next in action against Leamington on Saturday.