Loan round-up – Bennett and Carter-Vickers open accounts
Mon 20 September 2021, 18:08|Tottenham Hotspur
J’Neil Bennett scored his first professional goal and played a key part in another as he starred for Crewe Alexandra in their 2-0 home win over Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.
Having impressed on his debut against Shrewsbury Town, J’Neil saw his 10th-minute cross diverted into the back of the net by Burton’s Michael Bostwick to open the scoring. Then, with three minutes remaining and the visitors chasing the game, the winger caught the Brewers on the counter, driving into the box before cutting in and drilling a low shot under the goalkeeper. He completed the full 90 minutes for the Alex and was named in the Sky Bet League One Team of the Week.
Another player who has recently opened his account for his loan side is Cameron Carter-Vickers. Coming in a 3-0 win for Celtic over Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on 11 September, Cameron opened the scoring thanks to a significant deflection.
Picking up the ball just inside the Staggies’ half, the defender drove towards goal before opting to try his luck from 30 yards out. His low drive cannoned off the heel of County’s Jordan Tillson, looped over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. Albian Ajeti then scored a brace to wrap up the win. Cameron has played two more games for the Bhoys since, completing the full 90 minutes in both.
Back in League One, Troy Parrott has continued to impress for MK Dons as the Buckinghamshire side continue in their promotion push. Since Troy opened his account for the Dons in a 2-1 defeat to Sunderland back on 14 August, MK have remained unbeaten in the league, picking up four wins and two draws in that period. The Irish international added to his maiden strike for the Dons with an effort at the start of the run against Charlton and then provided an assist for Mo Eisa two weeks later in a 2-0 home win Accrington Stanley. On Saturday, he then saw a deflected strike find the back of the net in his side's 4-1 win over Gillingham.
Moving into League Two and Jamie Bowden has been involved in four more games for Oldham. Having missed three of their league games in August, Jamie returned to the side for their Papa John’s Trophy 1-0 win over Salford City on 31 August. He has since appeared in each of their following three league games, playing the full 90 minutes in two before coming off the bench on Saturday for the final 18 minutes in their 0-0 draw with Hartlepool. Late on, he came close to grabbing a winner for the Latics, but he dragged his shot wide of the far post.
Continuing in the fourth tier, Kion Etete has continued to be a presence up front for Northampton as they have enjoyed a strong start to their campaign. Having played in each of their last seven games, Kion has helped the Cobblers to three wins and two draws in that period as they sit fourth in the table on 14 points.
On the continent, Pape Matar Sarr, who has remained at Metz on loan this season after joining us this summer, has started all six of the French side’s Ligue 1 games so far this season, playing the full 90 minutes in all bar one of those matches. He claimed his first assist of the season in Metz’s 1-1 draw at home to Stade Reims on 22 August.
In Sweden, meanwhile, Alfie Whiteman has played the full 90 minutes in each of Degerfors' last three Allsvenskan games.