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Loan Watch

Posted on 3 May 2011  - 12:00

Our on-loan players experienced the highs and lows of the Football League in a dramatic penultimate weekend.

Loan Watch

Our on-loan players experienced the highs and lows of the Football League in a dramatic penultimate weekend.

Ryan Mason was named Man of the Match for Doncaster as the Yorkshire club earned the point that secured their Championship status for another season.

The midfielder was involved in much of the attacking play and forced a fine late save as Rovers drew 1-1 at home with Leicester, for whom Kyle Naughton played 90 minutes.

But also in the division, there was disappointment for Andros Townsend who could do little to prevent Millwall’s 2-0 home defeat by Swansea that ended their hopes of reaching the Play-Offs.

They were overtaken into seventh place by Leeds, who still have a very slim chance of making the top six after their 1-0 home victory over Burnley, in which Jake Livermore was an unused sub.

Into League One and young goalkeeper David Button experienced the ultimate disappointment of relegation with Plymouth, who suffered back-to-back defeats against Exeter and Southampton over the Bank Holiday weekend to seal their fate.

But on a brighter note, Adam Smith helped ensure he will be involved in the Play-Offs by playing his part in Bournemouth’s 2-2 draw at Hartlepool.

Leyton Orient’s 3-0 home defeat to Tranmere, in which Harry Kane, Tom Carroll and Paul-Jose M’Poku all featured, ended their hopes of a top six finish.

There was also victory for Jon Obika and Yeovil, a defeat for Dean Parrett and Charlton, while Nathan Byrne came off the bench late in Brentford’s 3-0 reverse at the hands of Southampton.

Of our more senior players, Jamie O’Hara played out Wolves’ 1-1 draw at Birmingham, but there were defeats for Kyle Walker and Robbie Keane with Aston Villa and West Ham respectively. Meanwhile, Giovani Dos Santos was on the winning team as Racing Santander ran out 2-0 winners over Mallorca in La Liga.