Welcome back to TIAT’s weekly loan coverage! More and more minutes are being given to out players out on loan, leading mostly to success. Stats via sofascore.com MOT
Loaned to: Port Vale, EFL League Two
Last game: 1-1 D vs Forest Green
Next game: Away vs Yeovil Town Sept. 23rd 7 am PST
Tyler Denton got a runout in what would be Michael Brown’s last game managing the Valiants. Denton started at left midfield in a classic 4-4-2 formation and was involved in a key moment for Port Vale. His tackle led to the ball coming loose to Tom Pope, who ran with it before finding Daniel Turner for a 21st-minute lead. Tyler’s night would end early, being subbed off for Ben Whitfield. He finished with a 6.4 rating. Port Vale finally break their spell of losses with this draw. However, the Valiants still find themselves in relegation territory with 4 points, and with their point Forest Green Rovers jump out of the relegation zone, moving ahead of Chesterfield thanks to goals scored. Forest Green and Chesterfield actually have the same goal differential, but Forest (10:20) are more prolific to Chesterfield (7:17). I’m glad Tyler got a runout with starting team again, and color me interested in him playing left mid. If there’s anything he’s proven thus far at PV, it’s that he’s versatile.
Loaned to: Fleetwood Town, EFL League One
Next game: Home vs Southend United Sept. 23rd 7 am PST
Lewie Coyle also got a run with Fleetwood’s starting XI, playing a full 90. Unfortunately, Fleetwood Town took a beating from Portsmouth. It was a rough game all around that saw the Fishermen go down to 10 men. Coyle found himself involved in the action for his teams' lone goal. In the 57th minute, Lewie headed a George Glendon cross to Devante Cole who finished it from 12 yards out. It was a rough day all around, so a 6.1 may not be the sexiest grade in the world, but it was joint highest amongst his back line with Nathan Pond. It isn't always pretty in football. On to the next one.
Loaned to: Blackburn Rovers, League One
Last game: 1-0 L vs AFC Wimbledon
Next game: Away vs Shrewsbury Sept. 23rd 7 am PST
From the summary linked above, it doesn't sound like Antonsson had an impactful shift against AFC Wimbledon. The Rovers lost 1-0, and Antonsson got subbed off in the 69th minute of play. Got a 6.5 rating, not much else to say.
Loaned to: Cultural Leonesa, Spanish Segunda División
Last game: 3-2 W vs Huesca
Next game: Copa del Rey Home vs Real Valladolid Sept 21st 11 am PST
League Away vs Rayo Vallecano Sept 24th 7 am PST
Cultural Leonesa played a hell of a game against Huesca, winning 3-2 behind two Yeray Gonzalez goals and an Ahmad Yasser 79th minute winner. Ouasim Bouy saw zero of those 90 minutes, and he’s not even on the bench. I'm pretty confident he’s fully healthy. If he’s not playing, that’s not good. I’m starting to get worried about Ouasim Bouy’s place in next years Leeds team, yet I can’t help but wonder how he’d perform in Leeds’ lineup.
Loaned to: Accrington Stanley, EFL League Two
Last game: 2-1 W vs Chesterfield
Next game: Home vs Cheltenham Town Sept 23rd 7 am PST
Super sub Wilks does it again. In League Two action, Mallik came on in the 79th minute and scored the game-winner in the 82nd. A 7.5 grade on the night; Wilks is becoming the dark League Two version of Olivier Giroud. Not to be outdone, Wilks suited up again as Accrington prepared to clash with Middlesbrough’s u23s in Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group B action. Yup, that’s a thing. The Wilks train has no stops, and Mallik scored another goal helping Stanley come from 2-1 down to 3-2 victors. A very bright start to Mallik Wilks’ season, let's hope it continues.
Loaned to: Burton Albion, EFL Championship
Last game: 2-1 W vs Fulham
Next game: Away vs Queens Park Rangers Sept 23rd 7 am PST
Luke Murphy was in the middle of a midfield that was able to take three points against a strong Fulham side. Unfortunately, his 6.7 match rating was worst among all midfielders, although he wasn’t far off (highest midfield mark: 7.2). Completed 71% of his passes, and one of his four long balls. Overall though, not a performance Luke should be mad about. Not too many people gave Burton a chance against Fulham, good on the Brewers. Manchester United is Manchester United, but holy hell would I have loved to be in a world where Burton Albion defeated Manchester United. Murphy came on as a sub early second half and played out a 6.5. Definitely not the worst performer on the night, but definitely not the best either. But again, what can you ask when it's against Manchester United.