Loan Watch: Carter makes dream debut for Burton Albion


We’re back with our ‘Loan Watch’ series, which will run every fortnight to cover how Rovers’ out-on-loan contingent are performing.

Hayden Carter

After limited game time in the first half of the 2020-21 season, Carter made the switch to League One strugglers Burton Albion last Wednesday, joining a Brewers side who sit rock bottom of the table under the management of new (but former) manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Carter made his debut for the club – only his third senior start in football – in Burton’s trip to Gillingham at the weekend, starting in the right centre-back position.

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It turned out to be a dream day for Carter, who scored the winning goal, as well as keeping a clean sheet to help the Brewers to their first win since the end of November 2020.

Brad Lyons

On the same day as Hayden Carter, Lyons made the switch to Morecambe in the week, in an attempt to help the Shrimps to the League Two play-offs.

Lyons came off the bench at the weekend to make his debut in English football and the FA Cup, playing the final 15 minutes in Morecambe’s 4-0 defeat at Premier League side Chelsea.

It was a former Rovers affair for Morecambe, with Jordan Slew, Stephen Hendrie, Yann Songo’o and John O’Sullivan all featuring – whilst former Rovers defender Sam Lavelle missed out due to a positive COVID test.

Tyler Magloire

The weekend saw Tyler Magloire make his tenth and final – for now, at least – appearance for Hartlepool as they ran out as 3-1 winners over Wealdstone in the National League, with the defender playing the full 90 minutes.

Magloire’s loan deal with the North-East-based side expired following the match, but Pools manager Dave Challinor is “hopeful” of extending the young Rovers defender’s with the club (see below).

Charlie Mulgrew

With the FA Cup causing a number of postponements this weekend, Charlie Mulgrew’s side are still awaiting to begin life without Joey Barton, who left the club earlier this month.

Harry Chapman

The wait still goes on for Harry Chapman to make his debut for Shrewsbury, with the Shrews’ FA Cup tie at Southampton called off due to a coronavirus outbreak.

Luke Brennan

The young tricky winger was not involved in the AFC Fylde matchday squad this weekend as the Coasters won 2-0 away to AFC Telford United.

Tom White

There was no game for Bolton Wanderers this weekend, meaning Tom White went without a fixture.

Stefan Mols

It has been a tough time for Mols during his loan spell at CF Intercity, with the midfielder not featuring for the third-tier Spanish side since October.

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