Juke is this week’s loan star
On 3rd May 2014, Lukas Jutkiewicz scored a second goal for Bolton Wanderers in a game that looked to be condemning Birmingham City to life in League One. Juke was on loan at Bolton from Middlesbrough at the time but he’s now on loan at Birmingham and scored their late winner against Sheffield Wednesday in a televised game on Saturday.
It was his first competitive goal since that day in May 2014 when his goal, with 14 minutes remaining gave Bolton a 2-0 lead in a game from which Birmingham needed a point. They got that point, stayed up and now he’s getting the opportunity to repay them with a crucial winner in stoppage time.
Since that Bolton goal, his seventh in twenty games for them, he’s failed to find the net since. He’s played 32 league games for Burnley, of which 13 are starts, and he’s now made three appearances for Birmingham, two of them from the bench.
As his former Burnley team mate David Jones watched on from the bench, it will have come as something of a relief to end that long run as he continues to come back from the cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out for virtually the whole of last season.
Moving into League One, Chris Long wasn’t able to add another goal for Fleetwood who surprisingly went down to a 2-1 defeat at Rochdale, giving the home side their first win of the season. Fleetwood’s goal came from the penalty spot when Long was hauled down in the box when he might have gone on and scored.
Tom Anderson one of two of our loan players to experience a League One win over the weekend. He has settled well into the Chesterfield side and played the entire game as they beat Northampton at home, a first defeat of the season for the Cobblers.
Danny Lafferty was in the Sheffield United side that won 1-0 against Peterborough but he was withdrawn at half time by Stefan Scougall.
Fredrik Ulvestad, like Long and Anderson, was another to get a full ninety minutes in but it wasn’t a good day for Charlton who were beaten 2-1 at home by Wimbledon. Dan Agyei was an unused sub in Coventry’s 0-0 home draw against Oldham, a result that has seen them drop to the bottom of the league but there was no place in the match day squad for Josh Ginnelly at Walsall; the winger is still waiting for his first league action of the season.
Morecambe won 2-1 at Cambridge but without Alex Whitmore who was beginning a suspension after being sent off in the heavy defeat against Doncaster on the previous Saturday. However, Ntumba Massanka did get his second substitute appearance, coming on for the last 13 minutes.
In Scotland, Kilmarnock drew 2-2 at home against Partick Thistle with Luke Hendrie again playing the entire game. George Green wasn’t in the squad for the first time this season while Jamie Thomas was an unused sub for Ayr United in the Championship.
Rouwen Hennings made his third appearance for Fortuna Düsseldorf but they were beaten 2-0 by Heidenheim in Bundesliga 2.
There was no game for Tony Aghayere at Colne when their game was postponed. They were due to play against Brighouse Town but the West Yorkshire club rightly called off the game following the sad death of Daniel Wilkinson who was playing for Shaw Lane against Brighouse when he fatally collapsed last Monday.Follow UpTheClarets:
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