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Oliver Younger has hardly had the quietest starts to his loan with Dublin club St. Patrick’s Athletic as he takes his first opportunity to play some first team football.

He made his debut in a 1-0 away win at Sligo Rovers two weeks ago but got himself sent off during the second half having picked up two yellow cards. That forced him to miss the next game at Shelbourne, which they lost 1-0, but he was back last Friday in their 1-0 home victory against Cork.

He didn’t finish this one either. He suffered an injury that held up the game for close to ten minutes after which he was stretched off and taken to hospital. Ollie, who is a very combative central defender, had been knocked out in a collision but has since been released from hospital having suffered some concussion.

His coach Stephen O’Donnell said: “Yeah, he got a bad clatter. He was talking on the ground and moving so that was a positive. He had his parents (who are big Burnley fans) over this weekend so that’s not ideal, but he’s a hardy northern boy so he should be alright.”

Younger (pictured top) wasn’t the only one of our players out on loan to suffer an injury. Anthony Glennon was forced off in Grimsby’s local derby win against Scunthorpe. He’s made a very positive impression at Blundell Park but there are fears he could be ruled out for the remainder of the season having suffered a broken his foot.

Glennon’s Burnley team mate Josh Benson was on the bench for this game. Ian Holloway tends to rotate his squad on a week by week basis but Benson, like Glennon, has made a good impression and has now made eleven league appearances and has scored twice.

Adam Phillips has netted four times for Morecambe but was missing when they were beaten 1-0 at Newport last Saturday. Phillips was sent off against Crewe a week earlier and is now serving a suspension. Phillips had been an ever present previously and that’s the case for Ryan Cooney who was again in the Morecambe team.

Christian N’Guessan has found game time more difficult at Oldham. He’s made eight appearances now, five of them from the bench, and he did get over half of the game in at Crawley in a 3-0 defeat having replaced David Wheater five minutes before half time.

It was very much Jordan Cropper’s day in the National League. He’s settled in well at Chesterfield and on Saturday scored their winning goal at Chorley. Cropper (pictured bottom), the striker turned full back, said he was buzzing after the game and that win has taken the Spireites out of the relegation zone. He’s played seven times for Chesterfield and they’ve won four of them with only two defeats.

Rob Harker came on as a late substitute for Hartlepool who were beaten 1-0 at home by Ebbsfleet. Rob Has now made six appearances for the Pools which includes four starts.

Our other two players out on loan are in the National League with Tunde Bayode playing for Curzon Ashton and Scott Wilson at Blyth Spartans. Bayode came on as a substitute for Curzon in a 1-1 draw against Boston. Wilson remains out injured for Blyth, who dispensed with the services of manager Lee Clarke three days before the game. They were beaten 5-2 by Brackley Town.

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