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Loan watch

Posted on 23 September 2013  - 11:15

Benoit Assou-Ekotto made his first start for Queens Park Rangers on another busy weekend for our loanees.

Adam Smith takes on former Spurs defender Stephen Kelly, Derby vs ReadingJake Livermore in action for Hull at Newcastle

The full-back came into the Rangers line-up and played the full game, as did midfielder Tom Carroll, as the Hoops battled to a 1-0 win at Yeovil Town in the Championship.

Indeed, it was a weekend of mixed fortunes for our lads on loan in the second tier of English football.

Bongani Khumalo and Adam Smith both played 90 minutes for Doncaster Rovers and Derby County respectively - Bongani aided Donny as they secured a point from a 2-2 draw at home to Nottingham Forest, but there was no luck for Adam and his team-mates as they slumped to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Reading.

In the Premier League on Saturday, Jake Livermore played a key role in midfield as Hull City secured a well-earned 3-2 win at Newcastle United, the Tigers twice coming from a goal behind to eventually take all three points.

In League One, Grant Hall played his part as Swindon Town toppled Bristol City by the odd goal in five. Swindon, though, were without the injured Ryan Mason and the suspended Alex Pritchard.

In Belgium, Tomislav Gomelt was a second half substitute as Royal Antwerp romped to a 5-1 win at Vise. Tomislav was introduced mid-way through the second period when his side were 3-0 up, and played his part as his side closed out the game.

There was no such luck for Cristian Ceballos in Portugal, though. Cristian was also a second half substitute for FC Arouca as they chased the game against Sporting Braga, having fallen behind after just nine minutes. Sadly for Cristian, though, there was no way back for his side and the visitors held onto their slender 1-0 lead until full-time.