Loan round-up – Bolton bow for Georgiou
Sat 14 March 2020, 13:59|Tottenham Hotspur
Prior to yesterday’s postponement of the professional game in England owing to the outbreak of COVID-19, it had been a busy month of March for our players out on loan.
Among those in action was Anthony Georgiou, who made his debut for new loan club Bolton Wanderers in League One last weekend.
The winger, who spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Ipswich, has endured injury problems in recent times, but came off the bench at AFC Wimbledon seven days ago for the final 14 minutes of what turned out to be a goalless draw.
He made his second appearance for the club as a second-half substitute in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Burton Albion.
Spurs team-mates go head-to-head
Last Saturday also saw two of our on-loan players face each other in League Two, as George Marsh started for Leyton Orient in their 2-1 home win over Jack Roles’ Cambridge United.
George, operating at right-back, as he has done in recent weeks, played the full 90 while midfielder Jack came on as a 57th-minute substitute for Cambridge and almost stole a point for his side right at the end of the game, only for his attempt to be well saved by our former Academy goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.
Jack had also appeared off the bench a week prior in Cambridge’s 2-1 home loss to Carlisle United, having not previously featured since January because of injury.
In the Premier League, Danny Rose has been a regular starter for Newcastle United since joining them on loan in January, most recently in a 1-0 victory at Southampton last weekend, where fellow Spurs full-back Kyle Walker-Peters was on the bench for the Saints. Kyle has made just the one start for Southampton to date.
Bright start for Brandon
Goalkeeper Brandon Austin was named Man of the Match on his senior competitive debut for loan club Viborg FF in their 1-1 home draw with Hvidovre in Denmark on 28 February. The 21-year-old also made an outstanding save in his side’s 3-1 win at Fredericia last Saturday.
In line with the majority of sporting events around the globe, Viborg’s forthcoming matches against Kolding IF and Roskilde in the Danish 1st Division have been postponed.
Another overseas loan player to see his team’s matches postponed is Armando Shashoua. He’s made four appearances for Spanish Segunda División B side Atletico Baleares since linking up with them in January, but was an unused substitute in their most recent outing, a 2-0 home loss to Ibiza on Sunday.
Midfielder Luke Amos came on as a half-time substitute in Queens Park Rangers’ final match before the suspension of the footballing calendar, helping his side win 3-1 at Preston North End in the Championship last Saturday, having largely been on the bench in recent weeks. Winger Jack Clarke’s most recent appearance for QPR also came as a substitute in a 2-1 home victory over Derby County on 25 February.
In the same division, defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has been a regular starter for Luton Town lately, playing his part in a clean sheet for his side in last weekend’s goalless draw at Wigan Athletic.
Shilow the starter
Attacker Shilow Tracey has been picking up plenty of senior game time for League Two side Macclesfield Town in recent weeks as a regular member of their starting XI. He completed 80 minutes of his side’s most recent outing, a 3-0 defeat at Plymouth last Saturday.