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LOAN ROUND-UP

16 November 2021

The Reds haven’t been in action for the past week, but we’ve had plenty of our players out on loan still plying their trade in the lower leagues.

Let’s take a look at how they have been faring at their respective temporary homes.

We’ll start in Sky Bet League One where Herbie Kane is enjoying a productive campaign with Oxford United, who are currently sixth in the table following a run of fine form of late.

The U’s have lost just once in the league since September and our midfielder has registered two assists so far this season under Karl Robinson.

Kane will be hoping his side can progress to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup when they host Bristol Rovers in their first round replay on Tuesday evening, where he could come up against familiar foe, Luke Thomas.

Our diminutive forward had been out of action for the Gas with a slight knock, but was back amongst the substitutes as Rovers came from behind to beat Northampton Town 2-1 at the weekend.

Thomas was introduced midway through the second half for his 13th appearance of the campaign, with Rovers currently sat 14th in League Two.

Staying in the fourth tier where two more Barnsley loanees faced off against one another in the EFL Trophy last Wednesday.

Jack Aitchison started as Forest Green Rovers secured a 2-0 victory away at Walsall, while George Miller featured for 20 minutes at the Banks’ Stadium.

Both are enjoying productive spells away from Oakwell, with Aitchison’s FGR chasing promotion and Miller proving to be a regular scorer for the Saddlers having bagged seven goals in 16 games.

Venturing abroad, now, where we have three players out on loan in Scandinavia.

After a shaky start to the season, Esbjerg fB look to have found their feet and picked up four points from their last two league outings.

There was a particularly special moment for Matty Wolfe, too, as he netted his first professional goal in a 6-2 thumping of bottom of the table Hobro.

Our loanees are enjoying regular game time in Denmark, with Charlie Winfield and Patrick Schmidt frequently involved for Esbjerg, who are seventh in the division.


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