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Loan Update – Five Magpies In Action For Their Loan Clubs This Weekend

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.

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132 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Sep 13, 2021 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #121


    Any stats for longstaff

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 13, 2021 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #122

    Was Cooper sacked at Swansea? Don’t think so?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 13, 2021 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #123

    That league table makes fit grim reading. The players done well at the end of last year and were rewarded with another relegation battle. Rafa said he didn’t want to have to fight a relegation battle every year yet some insist he only left for the money. If you head in to each season planning to be in a relegation battle then your luck will eventually run out. I’m not sure if our ageing work force have got the stomach for another one.

  • martoon

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #124

    Munster @122 – just Googled it – he decided to leave after they lost the play off final (he still had a year left on his contract).

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #125

    Me too martoon

  • martoon

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #126

    Jail @123 – I’m normally quite optimistic but given our results and comparing our team to others it’s difficult to see how we can survive this season. Even if Bruce goes he’ll be replaced by one of a similar standard – the new manager bounce will only last for a few games!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #127

    There’s been no effort to improve in our five seasons back now. It can’t be lost on the players that giving Dwight Gayle a three year deal who can’t even get a game is a massive backward step. Players who were once 100% committed to the shirt are just going through the motions, maybe the team spirit is still there but if we keep getting humped that’s not going to last long and especially when the manager looks on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #128

    Just talking to a lad at the school about calling for Bruce’s head, he said there’s no point, he just part of the problem not the main one. That’s very true but I think by getting shot of him will remove some of the toxicity. He can’t be enjoying it anymore, he’s not going to achieve anything with us and he must know that. Him staying is going to turn a bad atmosphere in to a truly poisonous one.

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #129

    You know things are getting seriously bad when you fall below arsenal in the league table.

    Just remove this bulbous cabbage for fcuk sakes

  • Unused Substitute

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #130
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2021 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #131


    ”Bruce successfully picked apart a well drilled defense. Short blanket? It’s a handkerchief now…….”

    Brilliant, love it.

  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 13, 2021 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #132

    Looks like the chronic are now anti-brucie, so who would you have as a replacement?

    Graeme Jones?
    Chris Wilder?
    Eddie Howe?
    Giovanni van Bronckhorst?
    Nicky Butt?

    They’re the top five on oddschecker. If I was offered one of those I guess I’d go for either Eddie Howe or Gio, no way I’d look at Butt, penchant for violence against women that one, Chris Wilder is probably going to Forest anyway (not that I’d be mad about him), and Jones doesn’t appear to be a manager.

    So it’ll go to Jones then – cheapest option.

    They all would be free to get too!


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