Loan Watch: Euro misery for Denayer and Lopes
- 02 September 2014 11:57
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
There will be one or two stellar names to add to our Loan Watch round-up in the coming weeks following Micah Richards and Alavaro Negredo’s deadline day loan deals.
We will follow the pair’s progress in Serie A and La Liga respectively as well as all our other loaned stars spread at home and across Europe.
With Emyr Huws making his switch to Wigan Athletic permanent, we begin this week’s round up in the gentle surrounds of Huish Park, where Devante Cole’s second game for Barnsley was slightly less enjoyable than his first, though the Tykes did pick up a useful point away to Yeovil Town.
There was no goal this time for the City EDS striker who climbed off the bench on 74 minutes with his side 1-0 up – only for the Somerset side to equalise two minutes later.
Cole also picked up a yellow card for his troubles as the teams settled for a 1-1 draw
Staying in League One, Greg Leigh’s Crewe continued their disastrous start to the campaign with a 2-0 loss at Gillingham with Leigh a 61st-minute sub.
The Railwaymen have now lost all five league games so far and appear unable to stop the rot, though they will hope to put one over on rivals Port Vale this weekend.
Across the North Sea Karim Rekik’s PSV continued their 100% start to the campaign with a 2-0 win over lowly Vitesse opening up a three-point gap at the top of the table.
Rekik played the full 90 minutes as he continues to press for a second full Holland cap under the watchful eye of the national team coach Guus Hiddink.
In the same division, Albert Rusnak’s SC Cambuur are still unbeaten after a thrilling 3-2 win over Den Haag in which the EDS midfielder also played the full 90 minutes.
Trailing 2-1 with 67 minutes gone, Cambuur struck twice in the time that remained to climb into fourth in the table.
The City youngsters both started with Plummer completing the match and Drury lasting 80 minutes as The Saints continue to struggle, just one place off the foot of the table.
Staying in the Scottish Premiership, Jason Denayer was absent from the Celtic side that crashed out of the Champions League following a 1-0 loss to Maribor a week ago leaving more than 55,000 Parkhead fans stunned.
The Belgian youngster was back in central defence at the weekend where Celtic, still nursing a European hangover, recovered from going 1-0 down inside the first minute to claim a 1-1 draw with Dundee at Dens Park.
There was European woe for Marcos Lopes’ Lille as well, with the French side also exiting the Champions League last week
Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Lille were beaten 2-0 by Porto in the return tie with Lopes playing the final 20 minutes or so after coming on as a sub.
He was recalled to the starting line-up at the weekend and played 78 minutes of Lille’s 1-1 draw away to Monaco who had Dimitar Berbatov to thank for rescuing a point. Lille are still going well domestically and currently lie in third spot in Ligue 1.
In Norway, Bismark Boateng was absent from Stromsgodset’s 2-0 defeat to Aalesund while Eirik Holmen Johansen’s Sandefjord won 4-1 at Hodd in 1.Division to continue their title bid.
Finally, Bruno Zuculini will have no doubt been pleased to see Alavaro Negredo join him on loan at Valencia and the Argentine made his debut for the La Liga side coming on as a second half sub in a 3-0 win over Manuel Pellegrini’s former club Malaga.
Valencia are now second in the table behind Barcelona.