Loan round-up - Connor flying with Stevenage
07 March 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Connor Ogilvie has enjoyed a superb run with Stevenage in recent weeks, with the Hertfordshire club unbeaten since he re-joined them on loan at the end of January.
The left-back, who also had a loan spell at the Lamex Stadium last season, has been ever present in a run of seven wins and a draw – except for his 89th-minute substitution in a 3-0 home victory over Notts County at the weekend – that has seen Stevenage surge up into sixth place in League Two.
Fellow development squad player Ryan Loft has also seen loan action for Stevenage over the last month, the striker featuring as a second-half substitute in wins against Crawley Town (2-1), Wycombe Wanderers (3-0) and Leyton Orient (4-1).
Elsewhere in League Two, forward Shayon Harrison earned his first league start for Yeovil Town in their goalless home draw with Mansfield Town on February 28. He’d previously featured as a second-half substitute in draws with Notts County (away, 0-0) and Leyton Orient (home, 1-1), plus a 2-1 home win over Plymouth Argyle and a 3-0 loss at home to Doncaster Rovers following his debut against Blackpool in January.
The 19-year-old, who featured for us at Liverpool in the EFL Cup earlier this season, also started Yeovil’s 5-2 loss at Luton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy in early February, with his most recent appearance coming as a 62nd-minute substitute in a 4-0 home defeat to Luton Town in League Two on Saturday (March 4).
Over in America, versatile defensive midfielder Anton Walkes had the distinction of playing for Atlanta United in their first ever game in the MLS in the early hours of Monday morning. Stepping off the bench with 81 minutes played against New York Red Bulls, he had the misfortune of knocking the ball into his own net shortly afterwards as he tried to defend a cross, meaning the visitors ran out 2-1 winners. He’ll be hoping for better luck when Atlanta visit Minnesota United on Sunday night.
Back on UK soil, holding midfielder Luke Amos (pictured, above) is still awaiting his competitive debut for Southend United, having been on the bench for the League One side in every game since linking up with them in January. In the same division, goalkeeper Luke McGee has been ever-present between the sticks for Peterborough United, with 1-0 defeats at Bradford City and Millwall his side’s most recent results.
In the Championship, attacking midfielder Will Miller has been on the bench for Burton Albion in every game since shaking off a slight injury towards the end of January and played in the second half of matches against Fulham (2-0 home defeat) and Brighton & Hove Albion (4-1 away loss) during February.
Elsewhere, attacker Clinton Njie put in a full 120-minute shift for Marseille as they lost out to Monaco 4-3 after extra time in the last 16 of the Coupe de France last week, while he’s also featured in Ligue 1 action against Lorient (4-1 away win), Paris Saint-Germain (5-1 home defeat) and Stade Rennais (2-0 home win) of late, scoring in the latter game.
Centre-back Federico Fazio was also on target for Italian side Roma in their 4-0 home win over Fiorentina in Serie A last month and continues to start regularly, while Nabil Bentaleb – currently on loan at FC Schalke 04 before joining them permanently this summer – scored a penalty for the German outfit in their 4-2 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday.