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Loan Watch

Posted on 5 October 2009  - 12:00

It was a memorable weekend for two of our on-loan midfielders, Jake Livermore and Jamie O'Hara.

Loan Watch

It was a memorable weekend for two of our on-loan midfielders, Jake Livermore and Jamie O'Hara.

Both played key roles in ending their respective teams' losing runs, with Jake's Derby defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 at home in the Championship and Jamie's Portsmouth picking up their first Premier League points of the season with victory at Wolves.

Jake had a hand in the Rams' opener at Pride Park, eventually converted by Lee Croft, as Nigel Clough's side bounced back after a run of five defeats in six games.

Andros Townsend was rewarded for his goal against Millwall last weekend with a starting role as Leyton Orient defeated Wycombe Wanderers away from home.

The winger went close on a number of occasions but Scott McGleish's solitary strike was enough to seal the points.

Also in League One, it looked like being a day to forget for goalkeeper Oscar Jansson, on loan at Exeter City, as his error led to Hartlepool United taking a 23rd minute lead at St James' Park.

But the Swedish stopper recovered to make some fine saves as the Grecians eventually ran out 3-1 winners, with Troy Archibald-Henville also making a late substitute appearance in that game.

Oscar Jansson

There were frustrating days for a number of the other lads.

Kyle Walker could have won the Yorkshire derby against Doncaster Rovers for Sheffield United late on against Bramall Lane, but saw his long range shot tipped over the bar by former Spur Neil Sullivan in a 1-1 draw.

Ryan Mason also went close to breaking the deadlock as Yeovil Town were shut out by Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park, where Steven Caulker also feature for the Glovers.

David Button was between the sticks for Crewe Alexandra as they were defeated 3-2 at home by Rotherham United in League Two.

Dean Parrett earned a recall to the Aldershot Town side, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Sincil Bank in Chris Sutton's first game in charge of Lincoln City in the same division.

Meanwhile, Adel Taarabt's late cameo could not prevent Queens Park Rangers losing 2-0 at Swansea City, and both Danny Rose and Sam Cox were unused substitutes for Peterborough United and Cheltenham Town respectively.