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 play the full ninety minutes for Shrewsbury in their 4-1 defeat away to Oxford United. Despite the result, there was a positive for the winger, who scored his seventh goal of his loan spell in Shropshire.
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Chapman then played the full ninety minutes on Saturday as the Shrews fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Doncaster, leaving them sat 20th in the League One table.
Hayden Carter scored the fourth goal since signing for Burton Albion, netting their third and final goal in their 3-0 victory away to Doncaster Rovers – also playing the full match.
Carter then played the full ninety minutes once again on Saturday as the Brewers drew 1-1 at home to Plymouth Argyle, leaving them all but safe from relegation in League One.
As has become the norm since rejoining on loan, Harry Pickering played the full ninety and captained Crewe on Tuesday night as they played out a goalless home draw with Portsmouth.
Pickering did the same on Saturday as well as the Railwaymen fell to a 2-0 defeat at Wigan. The two results leave them sat 15th in League One, with their place in the division secured for next season.
Tuesday night saw Morecambe run out as 4-1 winners at home to Scunthorpe United, with Brad Lyons coming off the bench for the final 19 minutes of the match.
Lyons was then used a substitute in the Shrimps’ dramatic 4-3 win over Oldham on Saturday, playing the final seven minutes.
The two victories leave Morecambe sat in fourth in the League Two table, just one point off an automatic promotion place.
Friday night saw Motherwell progress through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup with a win on penalties over Morton, with Tyler Magloire an unused substitute.
The Well will face Hibernian in the quarter finals on Saturday.
Tuesday night saw Rochdale pick up a vital 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Swindon Town, with Jack Vale an unused substitute.
Vale was then absent from the Dale’s matchday squad as they ran out as 3-1 victors at home to Accrington Stanley, leaving them five points off safety with a game in hand on Wigan.
Tom White was an unused substitute in both of Hartlepool’s fixtures this week, sitting on the bench for their 2-0 home win over Notts County and their impressive 7-2 victory away to Wealdstone.
The results leave the Pools a point clear at the top of the National League table, although second-placed Sutton have three matches in hand.
Joe Grayson was absent for both of Oxford’s fixtures this week, missing their 4-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town and 3-2 win over Gillingham.
The results leave the U’s sat sixth in League One, with a play-off place up for grabs come the end of the season.
Due to an Achilles injury, Charlie Mulgrew appears to have played his last match for Fleetwood Town.
The injury meant the defender missed out on the Cod Army’s 2-1 away defeat to league leaders Hull City, leaving them sat 14th in League One.
There was no fixture for Joe Hilton and Ross County this week, with the Staggies already out of the Scottish Cup.
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There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, including a signed pair of boots from Elliott Bennett and signed shirts from John Buckley and Joe Rothwell.
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