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15 February 2022

With a busy schedule across the divisions, several of our players out on loan have been picking up plenty of minutes over the past few weeks.

Here, we take a look at how our contingency are faring at their respective temporary homes.

In Sky Bet League Two, JACK AITCHISON is enjoying a productive season with table-topping Forest Green Rovers, who have opened up a huge 11-point gap at the summit and are on a staggering 19-game unbeaten league run that stretches back to early October.

It looks almost certain that Rob Edwards’ side will be promoted to the third tier for the first time in their history, and our Scottish forward has played a big part in this success with 37 appearances in all competitions, contributing six goals and five assists.

Aitchison will be going up against Barnsley teammate GEORGE MILLER this weekend as FGR host Walsall at the Fully Charged New Lawn.

The Saddlers picked up a morale-boosting 1-0 victory over high-flying Tranmere Rovers to put an end to a seven-game losing streak and move seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Miller has featured 32 times this term and netted eight goals for the Midlands outfit, racking up just shy of 2,500 minutes of football.

Elsewhere in the fourth tier, LUKE THOMAS has had regular involvement at Bristol Rovers, who are currently 14th in the table. The Gas are 10 points outside the play-off places but have games in hand on those above them, so it’s perhaps too soon to rule out an unlikely promotion bid just yet.

Our forward has been involved on 23 occasions while at the Memorial Ground, helping his team’s cause with a goal and four assists.

Moving up to League One, where HERBIE KANE is aiming to fire Oxford United into the top six come the end of the season.

Karl Robinson’s side have dropped to seventh after a 3-2 home defeat against Bolton Wanderers at the weekend, with Plymouth Argyle taking full advantage and climbing into the play-off positions.

With 25 appearances in all competitions, the midfielder has played a big part in the U’s success so far, laying on four goals for his teammates during his time at the Kassam Stadium.

Out in Europe, PATRICK SCHMIDT has been involved 16 times for Esbjerg fB in Denmark and OBBI OULARÉ is yet to make his debut for Belgian side RWD Molenbeek.

Finally, in the Vanarama National League North, DAVID BREMANG and JASON SRAHA have played twice for Guiseley AFC since joining on loan at the start of the month, featuring in a 1-0 victory over Darlington and a 2-0 defeat at Hereford on Saturday.

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