We’re back with our ‘Loan Watch’ series, which runs 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!
Tuesday night saw Harry Chapman and his Shrewsbury side take on Hayden Carter’s Burton Albion side at the Pirelli Stadium, with the Shrews running out as 2-1 winners.
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It was another positive performance for Harry Chapman, who scored and played 74 minutes in what turned out to be the winning goal, taking his tally to six goals since making the switch to the League One outfit.
Chapman then played 45 minutes in Shrewsbury’s 2-1 home defeat to Portsmouth at the weekend, coming on as a half-time substitute.
As mentioned above, Hayden Carter faced up against Harry Chapman’s Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night, with the defender playing the full match.
Burton Albion had no fixture on Saturday due to the Brewers having three international call-ups.
Tuesday night saw Tom White come off the bench for the final fourteen minutes of Hartlepool’s 1-0 away victory at Dagenham and Redbridge.
The midfielder was then an unused substitute in the Pools’ 1-1 draw away to Stockport County.
Joe Grayson made his long awaited first start for Oxford United on Tuesday evening, but it was a disappointing one for the on-loan defender, who played 65 minutes in their 1-0 defeat at strugglers Northampton Town.
He then returned to the bench on Friday evening as an unused substitute in the U’s 2-1 win over Lincoln City.
There was no action for Rochdale due to international call-ups, as Jack Vale linked up with Wales U21s. They took on Ireland U21s, falling to a 2-1 defeat, with Vale an unused substitute for the match in Wrexham.
Rochdale return to league action as they make the long trip to Portsmouth on Good Friday.
Brad Lyons is continuing his return from injury, but he missed the Shrimps’ 1-0 victory over Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
There was no match for Joe Hilton and Ross County this week due to the internationals. Joe Hilton could make his long-awaited debut in the Staggies’ next match, a home cup tie against Iverness Caledonian Thistle.
Fleetwood Town and Charlie Mulgrew were also without a fixture this weekend due to the internationals. The Cod Army are next in action on Good Friday, at home to Peterborough.
There were no fixtures for Crewe Alexandra and Harry Pickering this week, with their fixture against Charlton called off due to international call-ups for the Addicks.
The Railwaymen are next in action on Good Friday, hosting high-flying Hull City.
There was no fixtures for Motherwell over the past seven days due to the international break. Tyler Magloire could feature next in the Well’s Scottish Cup away tie at non-league side Formartine United.
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