Loan report- Campbell assists, Aneke scores penalty and Park makes first start



Joel Campbell set up the first goal of Marko Scepovic’s hat-trick as Olympiacos trounced OFI 4-0. Campbell’s loan side are now a staggering 23 points clear at the top of the table.

Chuks Aneke continued his recent good form as he dispatched a penalty during Crewe Alexandra’s 3-1 victory over Port Vale in League One. The midfielder was impressive throughout and came close to scoring another goal on several occasions.

Francis Coquelin emerged off the bench for the final ten minutes as Freiburg lost 4-2 to Augsburg, whilst Johan Djourou played the whole game as Hamburg kept a commendable clean sheet and beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0.

Ju-Young Park received his first start for Watford, with the South Korean completing 61 minutes as his temporary side lost 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers. The striker failed to test the opposition goalkeeper during his time on the field.

Daniel Boateng was an un-used substitute as Hibernian drew 1-1 with Kilmarnock.

Benik Afobe was not involved as Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-0 to Huddersfield Town with Damian Martinez an un-used substitute, whilst Chuba Akpom didn’t feature for Coventry City after playing for Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup the previous evening. Similarly, goalkeeper Josh Vickers was left out for Canvey Island.

Ignasi Miquel was not involved at all as Leicester City beat Ipswich Town 3-0, whilst Wellington is expected to be amongst the substitute when Murcia take on Eibar tonight.



  1. I wonder why AFC did not recall Miquel during the winter transfer window and loan him to a different side who would have guarantee some playing time. His contract finish at the end of the season and he will not be offered another one. He needed a good loan to show him in the best of light to any potential buyer.
    Olympiakos Champion’s league games are the only games on which to judge Joel Campbell. The Greek league is such a weak league, it looks like his side could be crowned champion within a month! According to rumours, we may sell Podolski this summer. That would really open a window of opportunity for Campbell.

  2. Isn’t akpom at coventry now? Loan system not working too well for us again. Especially gutted for afobe who I still feel has been unlucky. I can see why Olsson turner down the oppertunity to go on loan. I know it isn’t a very popular approach but I genuinely think its worth sacrificing the cc exclusively, to blood in the promising youngsters. As far as I can see it’s proven the best way to gauge potential promotion to cement a first team place. Not for good but for the time being.

    1. I wish championship and PL teams could arrange friendlies between the U21 games so the players in U21 could play regularly instead of every 2-3 weeks. That will almost works as a own league. Whats the point of developing youngsters with regular playing time until U21 and then only let them play very seldom? You are so good now lets promote you to U21. Now you don’t have to play that often because you are so good. Whiles players in spain play against real professionals weekly.

      1. There shold be B teams that play in the lower leagues and can win promotion and be relegated.
        Like a club within the club where reserves and younger players could get experience and proper matching no need for outsourcing before they are ready for it.
        La liga and bundesliga does this and also many other leagues.
        Both pl and english national team would gain from this.
        Sry about bad english.

    2. Youth loan allow for the parent club to play a loanee in youth competition. That’s why Despite being on loan at Coventry, Akpom can play in Youth cup competitions. Regular season of half season loan do not have that proviso.
      Olsson refusing a loan move may be a stupid move. If the coaching staff think that he would learn more on loan, he should go. He has no chance to play for the first team this season. He can hope to train with them once a week, but on loan he would train AND play. A loan would also show him what he needs to do to make it at Arsenal. It looks like another too protected youngster who is in cruise control at U21 level and does not want to leave the London Colney crèche comfort.

  3. How is Djourou doing overall. Is there any hope that he might be able to make that step up and come back for good, with Vermalen seemingly having a foot out the door?

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