Sahko key to Palace’s survival bid, Markovic suffers a 4-0 hammering as does Ward

The Loan Report

Mamadou Sahko – Crystal Palace

The defender put in another impressive shift and he was part of the Palace defence which now has three clean sheets in a row. It seems that he really is key to the defence and with the Palace’s survival as they have moved away from relegation following three narrow wins. With one interception and nine clearances he helped keep Watford at bay.

Lazar Markovic – Hull City

The winger played the majority of the poor 4-0 defeat away to Everton. The score line perhaps does Hull a little injustice as they were only 1-0 down before being reduced to 10 men. During his 85 minutes Markovic was unable to help his team in attack and had just one shot off target and one key pass. He did however help a little in defence making two tackles and interceptions. Hull conceded two more goals after the Serbian was substituted.

Danny Ward – Huddersfield Town

His Huddersfield side put in a disappointing performance throughout during their 4-0 thrashing to Bristol City. It was not the best night for a side which had the chance to close the gap on those above in the race for promotion. Ward could have done better during the game but he was not entirely at fault for any of the goals. He did make an excellent save with the score at 2-0 but could have been given more help from his defence throughout the match.

Andre Wisdom – Red Bull Salzburg

The centre back was recalled to the starting line up for Red Bull Salzburg and helped his side keep a clean sheet during the 5-0 win over Austria Vienna. He had little to do during the game and with his side looking favourites for the title it would be good for him to experience more game time.

Pedro Chirivella – Go Ahead Eagles

Chirivella scored the opening goal against PEC Zwolle but was unable to prevent his side from losing 3-1. It was a well taken goal as he slid in at the far post and it was his second during his loan spell at the club. His two goals, along with his two assists, make him one of the more creative players in the struggling side.

Ryan Kent – Barnsley

It was another substitute appearance for Barnsley this week as he was brought on with 35 minutes remaining in their game against Norwich City. With the score at 1-0 to Norwich he would have been looking to make more of an impact but could not convert the chances which came to him. The game finished in a 2-0 defeat for Barnsley.

Cameron Brannagan – Fleetwood Town

The midfielder impressed from the start in Fleetwood’s mid-week game and it was from his corner that the winning goal came. Following a handful of impressive substitute appearances Branagan was granted a place in the starting line up against Walsall and he almost added a goal too but his shot was well saved. He was then left on the bench for the weekend game against Wimbledon. With the game goal less he came on with 30 minutes remaining but couldn’t help his team find a winner.

Taiwo Awoniyi (NEC Nijmegen) and Allan Rodrigues (Hertha Berlin) did not feature for their teams and Jon Flanagan (Burnley) once again was an unused substitute.