LOAN REVIEW – News – Barnsley Football Club



Even though the Reds didn’t play during the international break, several of our players still got loan minutes across the country and in Scandinavia.

Here we take a look at how they fared in their respective temporary homes.

We will start in Sky Bet League Two where it has been productive for a few days LUC THOMAS, who marked his return from injury in style with two assists for the Bristol Rovers in their 3-0 win over Carlisle United this weekend.

The small striker went on to score his first goal for the Gas on Wednesday night, opening the scoring in a 2-1 loss to Chelsea U21 in their Football League Trophy Group M meeting.

The Rovers are currently in 16th place in Ligue 2, five points above the drop and four points outside the top seven.

Stay in the fourth level and JACK AITCHISON still gets consistent playing time with leaders Forest Green Rovers, who beat U21s Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday night.

The game ended in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw at New Lawn as our Scottish striker scored one of FGR’s five successful shots on goal to earn two points in Group L .

Aitchison has made 15 appearances in all competitions so far this season, with Forest Green aiming for promotion to League One for the first time in its history.

Still in Ligue 2, GEORGES MILLER is enjoying his loan with Walsall having scored four goals in six league appearances since arriving at Banks’s Stadium on deadline day.

He played for 90 minutes as the Saddlers clinched a spectacular 2-1 home win over Salford City on Saturday, a result that leaves Matt Taylor’s side 19th in the standings.

Go up in a division and HERBIE KANE has made seven appearances for Oxford United – the last of which came in a 2-1 win at Sheffield on Wednesday a fortnight ago.

Due to international commitments elsewhere in Ligue 1, the U didn’t play a league game last weekend but sit in seventh place, comfortably ready for a play-off push.

Charlie Winfield in action for Esbjerg fB

On the way now to Europe where a trio of our players ply their trade in Esbjerg fB. You will have read our update with CHARLIE WINFIELD last week, as he explained how the Danish team had changed shape with three wins in four games.

The young full-back has featured 10 times in Scandinavia and with our fellow lenders, WOLF MAT and PATRICK SCHMIDT also get regular first-team action, with 11 and 12 appearances respectively.

Esbjerg is currently seventh in the Danish Premier League and will surrender to league leaders Helsingør on Thursday night.


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