Loan Watch

21st October 2019

There were two debuts to write about in this week's Loan Watch, as seven players took part for their clubs.

Bobby Burns - Newcastle Jets

Left-back Bobby made his Australian football debut on Saturday, coming on as a half-time sub for the Jets in their 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners - whose side featured former Hamilton Accies man, Ziggy Gordon. It was the first game of the league season, which wraps up in April. 

Apps: 1
Goals: 0

Olly Lee - Gillingham

Since our last loan watch, the Gills have had three games. Firstly, Olly was a 69th-minute sub when Ipswich pummelled Steve Evan's side in the Carabao Cup, winning 4-0. They then followed it up with a 0-0 draw against Portsmouth, in which Olly was an unused sub. However, he then started the 2-1 loss to promotion-chasers Peterborough on Saturday, playing 64 minutes before being replaced. The Gills currently lie in 14th - two points above the relegation zone.

Apps: 10
Goals: 2

Harry Cochrane - Dunfermline

Harry managed 51 minutes in the Pars' dramatic 3-2 win over Ayr United at East End. Andy Ryan's late strike means Stevie Crawford's men sit in 7th - two points off a play-off place, but only a point ahead from the relegation zone.

Apps: 6
Goals: 0

Lewis Moore - Falkirk

Lewis was a 78th minute substitute as Ray McKinnon's side continued their push back to the Championship with a 4-0 win over Peterhead. Goals from former Jambo Conor Sammon, David McMillan, Louis Longridge and Declan McManus leave the Bairns third, just one point behind Raith Rovers and East Fife.

Apps: 2
Goals: 0

Alex Petkov - Clyde

Alex started his first game since the end of August after returning from international duty with the Bulgarian under-21s. The centre-back managed 38 minutes before being replaced by Mark Lamont. The game finished 2-2, with league leaders Raith staying top, and Clyde sitting in 6th.

Apps: 7
Clean Sheets: 1

Rory Currie - Forfar Athletic

Young striker Rory faced his old side on Saturday, when he was a half-time substitute for the Loons as they lost 1-0 to East Fife. Rory, who was on loan at New Bayview last season, was unable to help Jim Weir's side - who sit 7th, one point above a relegation play-off place.

Apps: 5
Goals: 0

Kelby Mason - Annan Athletic 

Kelby made his debut for the Galabank side in the Second Round of the Scottish Cup, with the hosts drawing 2-2 with Brechin City. After two Tommy Muir goals in the first-half, a Darren Barr own-goal (yes, that Darren Barr) and a late Paul McManus strike levelled the tie, which will be replayed this Saturday at Glebe Park.

Apps: 1
Clean Sheets: 0

Connor Smith, Chris Hamilton (Cowdenbeath), Anthony McDonald (Dunfermline), Dean Ritchie (Cumbernauld Colts) and Dan Baur (Bonnyrigg Rose) did not play for their clubs this weekend, and Leeroy Makovora (Spartans) was an unused sub.

(Image courtesy of Annan Athletic)