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Loan Watch

Posted on 9 March 2011  - 12:00

There was an impressive debut for Andros Townsend, a first start for Nathan Bryne, and a goal for Harry Kane in last night’s Football League action.

Loan Watch

There was an impressive debut for Andros Townsend, a first start for Nathan Bryne, and a goal for Harry Kane in last night’s Football League action.

We start our round-up in the Championship where young winger Andros went straight into Millwall’s starting line-up for their home game with leaders QPR having joined on loan for the rest of the season earlier in the week.

And he was lively throughout as the Lions inflicted only Rangers’ fourth defeat of the campaign with a 2-0 win.

Andros nearly made it three late on with some trickery in the box before being foiled at his feet by Paddy Kenny.

Staying in the division, Ryan Mason was back in action for Doncaster, coming on as a substitute on the hour mark with Rovers a goal down at home to Coventry.

And the midfielder helped turn the tide, forcing a save out of Michael Qurike soon after his introduction before James Hayter found a late equaliser. Ben Alnwick was an unused sub for Rovers.

Meanwhile, there was a second straight defeat for Leicester and Kyle Naughton, who put in another full shift in a 3-2 home reverse to promotion chasing Norwich.

Into League One and our boys on loan at Leyton Orient continue to make waves. Last night it was the turn of Harry Kane to hit the headlines.

He opened the scoring in their 2-0 win at Walsall with a looping header past former Spur Jimmy Walker after 34 minutes – his fifth goal in eight appearances, only three of them starts, since joining the O’s in January.

Tom Carroll also started and put in a 70 minute shift, while Paul-Jose M’Poku was an unused sub for Russell Slade’s side.

Also in the division, there was a full debut for Nathan Byrne as Brentford were defeated 1-0 at home to leaders Brighton.

A 2-0 defeat at Exeter meant Adam Smith and Bournemouth lost further ground on Gus Poyet’s men. The full-back played the full game at St James’ Park.

And David Button was an unused sub as Plymouth continue their resurgence with a third straight win at home to Swindon.