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Loan Round Up

4 April 2018

Over the Easter weekend, seven of our players out on loan were in action and we take a closer look at how they have got on at their respective clubs.

Andy Boyle – Doncaster Rovers
The centre back was an unused substitute for Rovers as they ran out 2-1 victors at Blackpool last Friday. Boyle joined the League One side in January and has played 90 minutes five times out of seven opportunities. The Irishman was welcomed back into the squad after being out for five weeks with a groin strain.

Ben Pringle – Oldham Athletic
Pringle started both of the Latics games over the Easter weekend, against both Wigan Athletic and Blackpool. The midfielder played 55 minutes in the 3-0 loss to Wigan, before another 57 minute spell against Blackpool where Oldham ran out 2-1 winners. Pringle has scored once in ten league games for the League One side and will be looking to increase that tally as the season nears to a close.

Callum Roberts – Skelmersdale United
The youngster has been an unused substitute in Skelmersdale’s recent two matches against Colwyn Bay and Ossett Albion. Roberts joined the club on loan in October and will be hoping to continue to aid the Blueboys in their relegation battle in the Evo-Stik Division One North after featuring a number of times over recent months.

Eoin Doyle – Oldham Athletic
The Irishman played twice for Oldham Athletic over the bank holiday weekend. After a disappointing 3-0 loss again Wigan Athletic last Friday, Doyle made the difference in the following game as he scored the winner with five minutes to play against Blackpool. The game finished 2-1, with Doyle nodding the ball home from four yards to earn three points for the Latics as they look to climb away from the bottom four.

Kevin O’Connor – Fleetwood Town
The defender was not in the matchday squads to face either AFC Wimbledon or Bristol Rovers for the Cod Army. An ankle injury that he picked up in training has caused O'Connor to miss out of late.

Marnick Vermijl – Scunthorpe United
The Belgian defender played the final 19 minutes of Scunthorpe’s 1-1 draw away to Oxford United in League One. Their second game against Plymouth Argyle was postponed on Monday due to a waterlogged pitch. He has been struggling with injury as of late and will be hoping to get back playing consistently as soon as possible.

Michael Howard – Cork City
Howard was named on the bench for Cork City in their last league tie, where they beat Bray Wanderers 4-0 in a League of Ireland Premier Division clash. The forward has been involved in all matchday squads since arriving at the Irish club and will be hoping to press on in the near future.


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