Loan Watch: Busy Easter weekend for Rovers’ loanees


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!

Harry Chapman

Good Friday saw Harry Chapman play 88 minutes in Shrewsbury’s 1-0 away defeat to strugglers Northampton Town.

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The 23-year-old was then an unused substitute in the Shrews’ 3-0 home win over Plymouth Argyle on Monday afternoon.

Hayden Carter

Hayden Carter played the full ninety minutes in Burton’s goalless draw with Accrington Stanley on Friday, picking up his eighth clean sheet since the January loan move.

He was at the heart of the Brewers defence again on Monday as they won 2-1 at home to Swindon Town, helping them move further away from relegation.

Tom White

On Friday, Tom White came on as a substitute with five minutes to go in Hartlepool’s 2-1 home victory over Dagenham and Redbridge.

He was then an unused substitute in the Pools’ 2-2 draw with Boreham Wood on Monday.

Joe Grayson

Oxford United fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Sunderland on Good Friday, with Joe Grayson coming on with sixty seconds of normal time left to play.

Grayson was then an unused substitute as the U’s fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Accrington, capping off a disappointing Easter period for Oxford.

Harry Pickering

As the norm since resigning for Crewe Alexandra, Harry Pickering played the full ninety minutes on Friday as they lost 2-1 at home to league leaders Hull City.

Pickering then played the full match, again as captain, as the Railwaymen won 2-0 away to MK Dons.

Tyler Magloire

It was cup action for the Scottish sides this weekend, as Tyler Magloire played the full ninety minutes in Motherwell’s 5-0 win away to Formartine United.

Brad Lyons

Friday saw Morecambe lose 2-1 away to high-flying Cambridge United, with Brad Lyons absent following an injury picked up last month.

However, Lyons made his return to the matchday squad on Tuesday night as an unused substitute in the Shrimps’ 1-1 home draw with Southend United.

Jack Vale

Jack Vale was absent for Rochdale’s 2-1 defeat away to Portsmouth on Good Friday after returning from international duty with Wales.

He returned to the bench on Monday, and was an unused substitute in Rochdale’s goalless home draw with Ipswich.

Charlie Mulgrew

Due to an Achilles injury, Charlie Mulgrew appears to have played his last match for Fleetwood Town. The on-loan defender also come under criticism recently for attending a party that broke lockdown rules in Dunbartonshire a fortnight ago.

Therefore, Mulgrew missed Fleetwood’s 1-0 home loss to Peterborough and their 1-0 away win at AFC Wimbledon.

Joe Hilton

Once again, Hilton was an unused substitute for Ross County at the weekend, as the Staggies lost 3-1 to Inverness in the Scottish Cup.

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