Loan round-up – terrific treble for Tracey!
Wed 11 November 2020, 16:01|Tottenham Hotspur
Shilow Tracey bagged his first professional hat-trick for loan club Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old attacker, who linked up with the League One club in September, stole the show in a seven-goal thriller as Town won 4-3 at Crewe Alexandra in the EFL Trophy, now known as the Papa John’s Trophy, to go top of their group.
Shilow added to Matthew Millar’s opener on 25 minutes as Shrewsbury surged into a two-goal lead, only for the hosts to turn the match around and go 3-2 in front at Gresty Road.
But Shilow wouldn’t settle for defeat, scoring twice more in the 76th and 82nd minutes to take home the match ball.
The former Macclesfield Town loanee had made his debut for the Shrews in a 2-1 home win over Bolton Wanderers in the same competition on 6 October and has made two substitute appearances in the league for the club to date.
Also on target in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday was striker Kazaiah Sterling.
The 22-year-old scored Southend United’s consolation goal in added time as they crashed to a 6-1 defeat at Colchester United.
Kazaiah completed the full game, having featured as a late substitute in the Shrimpers’ penalty shootout defeat at Boreham Wood in the first round of the FA Cup at the weekend. He’s played in each of the club’s last seven games in League Two – starting four and appearing off the bench in the remaining three – but has been unable to help arrest a barren run of results that has left them rooted to the bottom of the table.
Skipp continues to shine
Midfielder Oliver Skipp has been in fine form for Championship side Norwich City since joining them on loan at the beginning of the season.
The 20-year-old was named the club’s Player of the Month after a series of outstanding displays during September and has started every game in the holding midfield role for the Canaries, most recently helping them to a 1-0 home victory over Swansea City on Saturday.
Norwich are currently third in the table, one point off top spot and only outside the automatic promotion places on goal difference.
Sadly, striker Troy Parrott is yet to feature in the Championship for Millwall after picking up an injury on his debut against Burnley in the Carabao Cup in September, but has been called up by Republic of Ireland Under-21s for this month’s international matches.
Defender Cameron Carter-Vickers also hasn’t yet played for AFC Bournemouth since joining them in mid-October.
Consistent game time for Eyoma
Another player impressing out on loan so far this season is defender TJ Eyoma. Having spent the latter part of last term with Lincoln City without playing a game for them, it’s been a completely different story this time around, with the 20-year-old virtually ever-present for the League One side.
Playing primarily at right-back, he’d started every game in the league, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy, before being rested for the first time during Saturday’s 6-2 home win over Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup.
Lincoln are currently fourth in League One, only outside the top two on goal difference.
Jack Roles, meanwhile, made his third appearance for Lincoln’s league rivals Burton Albion on Sunday, coming off the bench in the 79th minute of their 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Barnet.
The attacking midfielder’s previous two matches were against Swindon Town and Portsmouth in League One during September and October, but he’s primarily served as an unused substitute in recent weeks.
Elsewhere, 19-year-old goalkeeper Josh Oluwayemi has been an unused substitute for Maidenhead United’s last three matches in the National League, but did get 90 minutes under his belt in a 1-1 home draw with Brentford B in a friendly on Saturday.
Action around Europe
In Germany, Ryan Sessegnon has been picking up a healthy amount of game time for Hoffenheim of late.
He’s started their two most recent Bundesliga matches against Union Berlin and Wolfsburg, having come on as a substitute in his first two domestic games with them, while he also played 90 minutes in the club’s first two Europa League group stage matches, both of which ended in victories against Crvena zvezda and KAA Gent. He was subsequently an unused substitute against Slovan Liberec on matchday three last week.
In Spain, defender Juan Foyth marked his debut for Villarreal with a goal and an assist in a 5-3 home win over Sivasspor in the Europa League last month.
The Argentine international has so far made three appearances for his loan club – two in the Europa League and one in La Liga.