Fraser Forster, James Tavernier, Alan Smith and Haris Vukcic are currently out on loan at other clubs.
James Tavernier – while on loan at Carlisle last year
James Tavernier played the full game for MK Dons in their 5-0 thumping of Oldham Athletic, and that took MK Dons up to 5th place in League One, a play-off position.
James has now played 3 times for the Dons and 46 times out on loan at various clubs since January of last year.
And Fraser Forster was in the Celtic side who thrashed Hibs 5-0 in Edinburgh in his 35th appearance of the season, as the two club Scottish Premier League could become a one club league, if Rangers’ current financial plight cannot be corrected.
That was Celtic’s 18th straight win in Scotland, but that’s more indicative of the poor standards of football in Scotland, rather than Celtic being a good side.
And one thing that’s very true is there is very little money in the Scottish game these days, and Rangers of course are now in a sorry plight because of their overspending over the last several years.
And it’s strange to hear people like Celtic manager Neil Lennon criticizing Rangers, because the truth is if Rangers did collapse – which we don’t think will happen – so would the Scottish Premier League.
You cannot have a one club league where only one club dominates – it takes two to tango as they say.
Alan Smith did not play on Saturday since he’s out with an ankle injury.
And Haris Vuckic came on in the 54th minute for Cardiff, as they surprisingly crashed 3-0 at Ipswich, and that was his third appearance for Cardiff City, with two starts.
It was the East Anglia’s team’s fourth successive league win, which started when they hammered West Ham 5-1, and the resurgent team has scored 12 goals in the process, and improved their goal difference by +9.
Cardiff play Liverpool in the final of the Carling Cup at Wembley on Sunday, but Haris cannot play in that game because he played for Newcastle in the tournament.
It’s always good to see our loan players getting playing time, and they’ll be better for it come to the pre-season.