Loan Watch: Midweek joy for Chapman and Lyons

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

There’s been plenty of action since we last caught up, so let’s dive straight into it!

Harry Chapman

Tuesday night saw Chapman continue his impressive start to life with League One side Shrewsbury Town, as the 23-year-old scored the winner in the Shrews’ 2-1 victory over Sunderland.

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Their match at home to Ipswich Town was called off an hour before kick-off due to player safety concerns with the pitch deemed unplayable.

Hayden Carter

Burton Albion’s positive run since Carter moved to the Brewers continued this weekend as they picked up a vital 2-0 win away to Northampton Town.

The on-loan Rovers defender played the full 90 minutes as Burton moved just two points from safety.

Tyler Magloire

Magloire made his Motherwell debut on Wednesday evening, coming on to play six minutes (and injury time) in their 1-0 away win at Kilmarnock.

He then came on after 38 minutes in the Well’s 4-1 defeat to Hamilton on Saturday, although the damage was done by time Magloire had come on – with Motherwell already three down and a man down after Stephen O’Donnell’s red card.

Brad Lyons

Morecambe made the short trip to Bolton on Tuesday night, drawing 1-1, with Lyons used as an 83rd minute substitute. The Northern Irish midfielder made an instant impact to head home from a corner – assisted by former Rovers academy player John O’Sullivan.

Saturday saw Morecambe’s home match with Scunthorpe United postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Jack Vale

Vale made his second appearance for Rochdale on Tuesday night, featuring as a substitute on 78 minutes in their 4-1 home defeat to MK Dons.

Like many EFL fixtures, the Dale’s match at AFC Wimbledon was called off due to a frozen pitch on Saturday.

Tom White

White made his Hartlepool debut on Tuesday night, starting and playing 71 minutes in the Pools’ 2-0 home victory over Solihull Moors.

Unfortunately, and in what is becoming a recurring theme through this ‘Loan Watch’, Hartlepool’s tie with Dagenham and Redbridge was postponed on Saturday due to a frozen pitch.

“The initial conversations I’ve had with the gaffer have been more long term than just the 28 days. I think it does depend on what happens with the National League…but I’m definitely thinking more long term”

Tom White on his 28-day loan deal at Hartlepool [Hartlepool Mail]

Joe Grayson

Grayson was an unused substitute in Oxford’s 2-0 victory at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

The Rovers defender was an 87th minute substitute in the U’s 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic on Sunday – despite the match being delayed at half-time due to a floodlight fire!

Charlie Mulgrew

Mulgrew returned from suspension to play the full ninety minutes in Fleetwood’s 3-1 home victory over Doncaster Rovers.

The Scot also played the full match as the Cod Army fell to a 1-0 defeat away to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday evening.

Joe Hilton

U23s ‘keeper Joe Hilton is still awaiting his Ross County debut, with no fixture for the Scottish side this weekend.

Harry Pickering

There was no fixture for Pickering’s Crewe side, with their match at the Alexandra Stadium postponed on Saturday due to a frozen pitch.

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