Matty Longstaff was handed his second straight start by former Magpie Stephen Glass on Saturday. The midfielder played 66 minutes in Aberdeen’s 2-0 loss at Motherwell before being replaced by striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Matty provided a couple of key passes on the afternoon. However, The Dons just couldn’t find a breakthrough despite having 75% of the possession and launching 20 shots. Motherwell scored a goal in either half to take the three points. The defeat drops Aberdeen to 6th in The Scottish Premiership.
Kelland Watts continued his string of starts for Wigan, who have been undefeated since the defender joined on loan last month. The Latics downed Rodrigo Vilca and Doncaster by a score of 2-1 behind a brace from former Manchester United youth product Will Keane.
It was Watts’s seventh start in all competitions. He was again in fine form completing 87% of his 79 passes. He also launched two shots on target. The win pushes Wigan to second in the League One table just behind Sunderland.
Vilca came on as a second-half substitute for his first league appearance with Doncaster. The midfielder got over 30 minutes on the pitch but had little impact on the game completing just 6 passes. Doncaster have just 1 point from their opening 6 matches and sit at the bottom of the League One table.
Lewis Cass made just his second start for Port Vale in their 2-1 win at Swindon Town. The defender made 3 interceptions along with 2 tackles however was a little wayward with his passing.
Two goals, including one in the 81st minute, from Ben Garrity grabbed all three points for The Valiants. They move to 11th in the League Two table.
Tom Allan made his league debut for Morton Greenock in a 1-0 defeat at Kilmarnock. The 21-year-old was deployed on the left-wing and lasted 83 minutes before being substituted for Jimmy Knowles. Rory McKenzie scored the game’s only goal in the 75th minute.
Oisin McEntee, fresh of Republic of Ireland U21 duty, was an unused substitute in this match.
Jake Turner was also an unused substitute in Colchester’s 3-2 win at Barrow on Friday. The goalkeeper had made his debut and played well in a 1-0 against Gillingham in the EFL Trophy a week ago.