The Loan Report: Ward sent off as Jack Dunn prepares for Wembley trip

The Loan Report

Lazar Markovic – Hull City

Lost 2-0 to the already relegated Sunderland which means, due to Swansea gaining a valuable three points, that the Tigers have been dragged back into the relegation zone. They are one point and five goals from safety, with just two games remaining. Markovic himself had an average game, with just one clear-cut chance. He had a free header about 10 yards out which he placed straight down the middle of the goal, but it still required an excellent from Jordan Pickford between the sticks. Markovic was taken off after 65 minutes.

Danny Ward – Huddersfield Town

Ward had a disastrous game due to him being sent off after only 30 minutes. The Englishman was sold horrendously short by a back pass and game rushing out of his goal to try and rectify the situation. Sadly the attacker got there ahead of him and forced Ward to handle the ball well outside his area. Huddersfield will not appeal the ban which means the shot-stopper will miss the first leg of the semi-final playoff against Sheffield Wednesday. The game finished 3-0 to Cardiff City.

Ryan Kent – Barnsley

Kent played 74 minutes and had a quiet game as his side lost 3-0 to eventual league champions, Newcastle United. This saw his very successful loan spell come to an end which resulted in the 20-year-old being voted Barnsley’s Young Player of the Year.

Jack Dunn – Tranmere Rovers

Played just five minutes of football over the two semi-final playoff legs, but will be delighted with the result. Dunn’s loan club, Tranmere Rovers, move on to Wembley where they will face Forest Green Rovers with a place in League 2 at stake. The match will take place on the 14th May.

Taiwo Awoniyi – NEC Nijmegen

Came on as an 83rd-minute substitute but made an immediate impact. After being on the pitch for just five minutes, Awoniyi found himself in acres of space inside the six yard and comfortably placed his free header into the back of the net. This was a match-winning goal as the contest finished 2-1 to NEC against the 10 men of AZ Alkmaar. Awoniyi was booked for taking off his shirt in the resulting celebrations.

Andre Wisdom – Red Bull Salzburg

Red Bull Salzburg were forced to put the champagne on ice as they suffered a shock defeat to SV Matterburg. Wisdom’s team would have claimed the Austrian Bundesliga with a win, but the 2-1 defeat ended their 18 game unbeaten run and meant that the celebrations had to be delayed. Wisdom had a quiet game and looked shaky at times, although he wasn’t at fault for either of the goals.

Pedro Chirivella – Go Ahead Eagles

The Spaniard was one of the poorer performers during his sides 4-0 away loss to Ajax. The result means that the Eagles have been relegated to the second tier of Dutch football, with one game still to be played.

Allan Rodrigues – Hertha Berlin

Following his previous three consecutive starts, Allan was dropped to bench for the clash with Red Bull Leipzig. The Brazilian came on as a second-half substitute but had very little impact during his 26 minutes on the pitch. Hertha Berlin ended up being beaten 4-1 in front of their home crowd.

Brooks Lennon –Real Salt Lake City

The American tried very hard to generate something for his team in the attacking third but was largely unsuccessful. Playing out on the right wing he had three shots of his own, although none of them seemed to test the goalkeeper too much. FC Dallas ended the game as 3-0 victors.

Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace) was not in the matchday squad as he struggles to be fit again before the end of the season, while Jon Flanagan (Burnley) was an unused substitute.

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