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LOAN ROUND-UP

8 March 2021

With no fewer than eight Reds plying their trade away from Oakwell, we took a look at how they are getting on at their respective temporary homes.

We’ll start our loan round-up overseas with ISAAC CHRISTIE-DAVIES, who is making quite an impact at FC DAC in Slovakia.

The 23-year-old has two assists in four games, with his current side sat second in the Fortuna Liga, 10 points behind Slovan Bratislava.

Also on the continent, PATRICK SCHMIDT opened his account for SV Ried on Valentine’s Day as they drew 1-1 at home with fellow strugglers St Pölten.

Just a couple of weeks later, there was a Barnsley FC reunion in the Austrian Bundesliga as Schmidt travelled to Rapid Wien to go up against MARCEL RITZMAIER.

It was the hosts who came out on top courtesy of a 90th minute winner after Ried had been reduced to 10 men with just less than half an hour to play.

Wien are second in the table, five points behind Red Bull Salzburg, with Ried are 10th.

Back in England, we’ll head to the National League where MATTY WOLFE has hit a nice run of form with Notts County.

Our midfielder put in a magnificent performance against Oxford City in the FA Trophy quarter-final that saw him named in the Team of the Week for his troubles.

Matty Wolfe in action for Notts County

County face AFC Hornchurch in the last four at the end of this month.

Moving up the pyramid and LUKE THOMAS has been sidelined with an injury sustained against Northampton Town on 16 February, so was unavailable as new Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook got his reign off to the worst possible start with a 3-1 defeat at Gillingham.

The Tractor Boys are eighth in Sky Bet League One, just two points outside the top six with 15 games remaining.

Staying in the third tier and ELLIOT SIMOES hasn’t featured for Doncaster Rovers since their 1-0 defeat at home to fellow play-off hopefuls Accrington Stanley in mid-February.

The 21-year-old had been a regular upon his arrival at the Keepmoat Stadium but hasn’t made the last three matchday squads.

Heading into League Two, now, and JACK AITCHISON’s Stevenage side have turned the corner this season and now sit 15th in the table.

Alex Revell’s team had been flirting with relegation for much of the campaign but are now 12 points clear of the drop zone having won four of their last eight games and kept six clean sheets in the process.

Despite his injury troubles, Aitchison has played 17 times this term for Stevenage and came from the bench in their 1-0 victory over Harrogate Town at the weekend.

Also in the fourth tier, DAN BRAMALL has featured on just three occasions for Barrow, who are above the bottom two on goal difference to Southend United in their first season at this level since 1972.


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