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Loan Watch

Posted on 14 March 2011  - 12:00

Andros Townsend, Kyle Naughton and Paul-Jose M’Poku were all on the scoresheet over the weekend as our on-loan players took centre stage.

Loan Watch

Andros Townsend, Kyle Naughton and Paul-Jose M’Poku were all on the scoresheet over the weekend as our on-loan players took centre stage.

Winger Andros has made an impressive start to his spell at Millwall and opened his goal account in their 3-0 win at Burnley in the Championship.

His corners resulted in two Paul Robinson headers to put the Lions 2-0 up before the 19-year-old himself ran through on goal late on to make it three with an emphatic finish.

Speaking of which, Kyle Naughton’s fifth goal since joining Leicester on loan was also out of the top drawer.

What is becoming a trademark shot from outside the box rounded off their 3-0 victory at Scunthorpe after Miguel Vitor’s earlier double.

But it’s safe to say neither goal matched Paul-Jose’s stunning 30-yard effort that gave Leyton Orient a last gasp win at home to Oldham in League One.

The midfielder came off the bench with 12 minutes remaining, replacing fellow young Spur Tom Carroll, and delivered the telling blow 10 minutes later. Harry Kane also started the game.

Elsewhere, Ryan Mason came close to breaking the deadlock for Doncaster at Nottingham Forest but put an effort inches wide of the post as they settled for a 0-0 draw in the Championship.

Nathan Byrne played his part in an impressive 1-0 London derby win for Brentford at Charlton in League One, featuring for just over an hour and going close twice with decent efforts before Leon Legge won it for the Bees in the last minute. Dean Parrett was an unused sub for the home side.

Adam Smith was not so fortunate in his local derby encounter for Bournemouth at home to Southampton, who ran out 3-1 winners at Dean Court. Also in that division, David Button was an unused sub for Plymouth as their winning run came to an end at Hartlepool.

Of our more senior players, Robbie Keane made his return from injury to make a second half substitute appearance for West Ham in their FA Cup Quarter-Final at Stoke, but could not prevent a 2-1 defeat.

Giovani Dos Santos came on at half-time for Racing Santander as they found themselves two goals down at Osasuna, but could not help turn the tide as they ended up losing 3-1 in La Liga.