Long leads the loan players
Chris Long has taken top billing this week of our players out on loan after opening his Fleetwood Town account with the opening goal in their 2-0 win against Southend United at Roots Hall.
It was a good goal too, Long firing home from around 25-yards in the 18th minute and the win has lifted Fleetwood into eighth place in League One with eight points from their opening five games.
That’s somewhat higher than the other two clubs with young Burnley players on loan. Walsall, who reached the play-offs last season, are currently down in 16th place after their 3-3 home draw against Bury, but should have been higher having led 3-0 at half time. Josh Ginnelly was again an unused substitute for the Saddlers and he’s still waiting to make his league bow for them having just, so far, played in the League Cup extra time defeat against Yeovil.
Dan Agyei, meanwhile, got a second successive start for Coventry who continue to struggle in the relegation places. Alongside former Clarets Chris McCann and Marvin Sordell, he played almost an hour before being replaced by Jodi Jones with the Sky Blues trailing 1-0 at home to Northampton although he’d gone close after finishing a 70-yard run with a good effort. They went on to draw 1-1.
Down in League Two, it is still top billing for Alex Whitmore at Morecambe. They came from 2-0 behind to win 3-2 at Accrington on Saturday and remain two points clear at the top of the league.
In Scotland, Jamie Thomas was an unused substitute for Ayr in their 1-1 draw against St. Mirren. It was 1-1 in the higher league between Kilmarnock and Rangers. Luke Hendrie got in another full game while it was just an eight minute substitute appearance for George Green.
Khius Metz was again ruled out for Altrincham where the big news is that manager Neil Young has resigned after just three months in charge but Tony Aghayere was again in goal for Colne as they were beaten 2-1 against Droylsden.
GAIS were without a game but play IK Sirius today in the Swedish Superettan. Renny Smith was a substitute last week and is expected to be again in what will be a tough away game against the league leaders.
Moving from Sweden to Germany and it is Monday football there too for Fortuna Dusseldorf in Bundesliga 2. They face Kaiserslautern tonight in a game that could see Rouwen Hennings make his debut for his new club.Share this page :